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, provide financial support to various nonprofit organizations who provide support to families of Arizona first responders killed in the line of duty.
OUR VISION – To hold annual motorcycle rides throughout Arizona to honor 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 multi-day rides throughout Arizona where we held memorial ceremonies for the fallen officers, celebrated the 50th Anniversary of DPS. Each ride concluded with a catered barbeque.
During each of the rides, we averaged over 100 registered motorcycle riders and other participants. We raised over $43,000 dollars in cash donations and raffle prizes, which was donated to the Concerns of Police Survivors.
In 2020 we partnered with the 100 Club of Arizona, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to families of first responders who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty and provide resources to enhance their safety and welfare. Through this partnership we donated $47,463.83 cash to the 100 Club to enhance both organizations’ goals of honoring fallen heroes, never allowing first responders who have given their lives to be forgotten, and providing financial support for the families of first responders who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Additionally, the 100 Club directly received donations through the raffles held in conjunction with our charity motorcycle rides for a total of $51,518.83 being donated to the 100 Club of Arizona.