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Team SacPD’s participation in the 30th anniversary of the 3,000-mile Race Across America (RAAM) in 2011 was a great success, and I want to thank everyone who sponsored and supported us. This was the first time the Sacramento Police Department participated in a race of this kind and it was the first time RAAM had an all-law enforcement team compete in this most challenging bike race. As many of you may know, Team SacPD exceeded the projected race time by over half a day by crossing the finish line in Annapolis, Maryland in 6 days, 6 hours, and 8 minutes. It was the kind of accomplishment in which we can all be proud and will remember for a lifetime.

Our goal was to not only succeed in completing this very challenging athletic and logistical endeavor, but to also bring attention to and honor the nearly 19,000 law enforcement officers who have been killed protecting communities across the nation. Through the race, we were able to honor our fallen comrades and raise enough funds to make a contribution to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC.

The honor and pride we felt in completing our first effort at RAAM has inspired us to compete again in 2012. We know now what we are capable of achieving as a team and as typical law enforcement officers, our goal will be to exceed our accomplishmnents from 2011. We are confident that we will not only improve our 2011 team time but also bring greater attention and contributions to the National Memorial.

Once again, on behalf of RAAM Team SacPD, thank you! We look forward to your continued support with our 2012 campaign. Our ongoing success will be due not only to the efforts of Team SacPD, but also to the greater law enforcement community and our individual, group and corporate sponsors!


Rick Braziel
Chief of Police