Scene Around: Riding & Reuniting Among Fair Haven’s Finest

It was a mission accomplished among Fair Haven police colleagues past and present.

On Sunday, amidst thousands of riders in the annual Police Unity Tour there were four from the Fair Haven force — a retired chief, a present patrolman and a recently retired corporal.

After the finish line was crossed, the four came together again. They are: Darryl Breckenridge, former chief and present Monmouth County undersheriff; Brooks Robinson, present patrolman; and John Waltz, retired corporal (April 1). Breckenridge and Robinson are also Fair Haven-raised Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) graduates.

The tour has become tradition for them. They rode and always ride with Team Monmouth County. And family was there to cheer Waltz over that line on the Mother’s Day finish at Washington D.C. and offer the photos.

“It’s so emotional watching them ride in!” said Waltz’s wife.

The ride began in 1997 to raise awareness of those in law enforcement who were killed in the line of duty and raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum. Starting in New Jersey with 18 riders, the tour now comprises nine chapters of participants and roughly 2,600 taking the four-day trip via bicycle or motorcycle.

Take a look at the photos below (and click to enlarge and scroll) for a glimpse into the finish line day in D.C. …

Photos/Amy Finn Waltz