WHO ARE WE? – The Arizona Fallen Hero Memorial Riders (AZFHMR) is a group of retired, active duty First Responders, Military Veterans and civilians not willing to allow First Responders killed in the line of duty be forgotten.
OUR MISSION – Through charity events, we provide financial support to various nonprofit organizations who provides support to families of Arizona first responders seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
OUR VISION – To hold annual motorcycle rides throughout Arizona to honor seriously injured and fallen First Responders.
HOW ARE WE HELPING – 100% of our program money is donated to charities who are focused on providing assistance to the families of our Fallen First Responders who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT US – The AZFHMR was established in 2018 by two retires from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). Our initial thought was to have a memorial motorcycle ride to honor the 30 DPS officers killed in the line of duty. In 2019, with the support of DPS command staff, our memorial ride evolved into a multi-day motorcycle ride throughout Arizona. We held memorial ceremonies for the fallen officers, and celebrated the 50th Anniversary of DPS. Each ride concluded with a catered barbeque.
In 2020, we were formed into a nonprofit organization, staffed only by volunteers who donate their time, effort and energy to make a difference. Our organizational structure is comprised of an Executive Board (President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary) a Board of Directors, a Chairman of the Board and seven Directors, who makes decisions for the organization.
After being formed as an organization, the Directors made a decision to honor all Arizona First Responders who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. This is accomplished by holding three events throughout Arizona during the months of September (Northern Arizona), October (Southern Arizona) and November (Central Arizona). All three event are concluded with a barbecue where a memorial ceremony is held for those First Responders who were killed in the line of duty since our last events.