Last year, the End of Watch Ride to Remember honored 339 fallen officers across the country. This year, the ride is honoring 600 officers with one Northern Colorado officer among those being honored.
On August 15, around 4 p.m., a group of motorcycle riders from the Ride to Remember will escort a 40-foot memorial trailer showcasing the photos and names of 2021 fallen officers to the Windsor Police Department in memory of Officer Ty Powell. The department, located at 200 N. 11th St., will host a public reception where the public can gather to welcome the convoy starting at 3:30 p.m. During the reception, Powell’s badge, badge #958, will be retired and there will be opportunities for people to share their memories of Powell.
In addition to the public reception, the Windsor Police Department is issuing a special request for anyone with a motorcycle to attend this event as well. Powell loved riding his motorcycle and this Ride to Remember honors his joy and memory.
The Ride to Remember is conducted by an organization named Beyond the Call of Duty. This group of motorcycle riders escort a trailer across the country in honor of fallen officers from the year prior. They will begin in Washington state and their cross-country journey will include almost 21,000 miles in 79 days.
Powell served the Windsor community for 19 years. Prior to his service with the Windsor Police Department, he served as a deputy with the Jackson County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office, and he was a former Marine.
For more information about the Windsor Police Department, visit windsorpd.com. For more information about the End of Watch Ride to Remember, visit endofwatchride.com.