Jennifer Logsdon plans to ride a bicycle for about 300 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., over four days in May on the Police Unity Tour. She wants to honor her husband, Harford County Sheriff's Office Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon, who was killed in the line of duty.
She is also out to prove a point, reports the Baltimore Sun. "That I am strong, that I can survive. And come out hopefully a lot stronger," Logsdon said. Her husband, along with Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey, was killed Feb. 10.
The Police Unity Tour raises awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and raises money for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum.
Logsdon says doing this ride and the training it requires is a healthy way to heal. "It helps me physically, spiritually, mentally," she says. "There's a lot of bad I could do to try and heal, but I'm also hoping to be an inspiration to the kids, there's a good way to honor their dad."
It's also a way for Logsdon to give back to the people who have given so much to her and her family in the eight months since DFC Logsdon was killed.
The group will leave Philadelphia May 8 and arrive in Washington, D.C., on May 12, when they'll join others of Police Unity Tour Chapter 9 and ride as a group to the Fallen Officers Memorial for the candlelight vigil.
The team is holding fundraisers to raise $45,000 for the Police Unity Tour, which will ultimately go to the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum.