Mike Flisser, an East Cobber and Atlanta police officer, is training for a 200-mile charity bicycle ride, the proceeds from which go toward memorializing fallen police officers and other charities that support police families. The ride is a fundraiser created by Law Enforcement United (LEU) a national non-profit that began in 2009. The ride is from May 9-12 this year, and Sgt. Flisser, who is captain of the Atlanta cycling team, will ride along with eleven other Atlanta law enforcement officers from Atlantic City, NJ to Washington, DC. Overall, there will be 1,000 riders from 36 states from all over the county riding to raise money for these following LEU projects:
- COPS Kids Camp
- Youth Camp
- College Scholarships for Surviving children
- The Road to Hope
- Project Active Armor
- The Officer Down Memorial Page
- ODMP K-9
- Spirit of Blue Foundation Equipment Grant.
This year, Sgt. Flisser is riding specifically in memory of Dekalb County police officer, 24-year-old Edgar Flores, who was killed in the line of duty this past December during a routine traffic stop.
Cycling in this ride is Mike’s way of giving back to the families who have lost officers in the line of duty and honoring the sacrifice by his fellow police officers. He wants his participation to remind communities of the sacrifices made by law enforcement professionals, to show his respect for law enforcement officers and to show love to the survivors left behind after a line of duty death.
To make a donation to Sgt. Flisser visit: www.memberplanet.com/campaign/leunited/njdivision2019/mikeflisser.
This article originally appeared in our May issue of EAST COBBER, on page 8. Click here to view the digital edition.