Mike is a Captain with the Pentagon Police Department, and is currently assigned as an Operations Division Commander. Prior to that, Mike served as the Bike Patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant,
and instructor for the department. Mike has been a member of Law Enforcement United since its
inception in 2009, and has participated in both the VA route and the PA route. Mike has also participated in every FLETC ride since 2010.
Officer Brian Jeska, Survivor Lou Jeska 08/30/1993. Involved with LEU since 2015 and
FLETC Long Ride 2016. Currently assigned to communications; recording of meeting minutes and action items.
STAFF, FINANCIAL COORDINATOR
STAFF, ROUTE COORDINATOR
Peter has been a Deputy Sheriff with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (FL) for the past 9 years, and is currently assigned to the Training Division as and Academy Advisor. Peter has been a member of Law Enforcement United since
2010 when he participated in the 2010 VA Route. For the last 4 years in addition to the 3Day Road to
Hope Ride, Peter has also participated in the FLETC Ride.
STAFF, ASSISTANT ROUTE COORDINATOR
Rich is a retired federal agent having spent 24 years with USDAOIG. He is the former National President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association from 1996 to 2003 (also held several other national positions: First VP, National Secretary, National Chapters Director & also was the New York City Chapter President from 2003 to 2009). He has ridden from Chesapeake to DC (or Reading, PA to DC) every year since 2003. Started the FLETC Long Ride in 2005 and has ridden every year since. Was recognized as top fundraiser several years as well as awarded the LEU "Man of the Year" by both the PA (2014) and VA (2016) chapters. Holds a BS in criminal justice (1979) an MPA
(1982) and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (1985). Most importantly he rides in honor of six friends whose names are on the memorial wall.
STAFF, ASSISTANT TO ROUTE/PERMITS
Ryan has been a member of LEU for the past three years, and also participated in the FLETC Long Ride in 2016. Ryan has been an officer for 9 years and is currently assigned to the department's Special Investigations Unit.
STAFF, MEMORIAL STOP COORDINATOR
Matt is a patrol sergeant with the City of Madison Police Department in Wisconsin. Matt has been with Madison Police for the past 18 years. Mattt has been a member of LEU for the past five years and rode the FLETC ride for the past 3 years. Matt has assisted with the fishing clinics at COPS kids camp and this year he will be a mentor at camp.
STAFF, TRAINING COORDINATOR
Chris has been an officer with the Tucson Police Department for 24 years. Chris has served in patrol, bike unit, hostage negotiator, SWAT, firearms instructor and since 2011 assigned to the Air Support Unit as a helicopter/airplane pilot. Chris is also an Arizona C.O.P.S. Trustee, coworker survivor of Officers Hardesty and Hite, and married to a surviving spouse Sherry Potter. Chris has been involved with LEU since 2010
STAFF, MOTOR ESCORT COORDINATOR
PETER GEARY SR
Pete is a (Retired M/C Sgt. Broward Sheriff’s Office, Broward County Florida) member of LEU as both support and rider since 2010 for the 2011 ride. Presently Southeast Region Trustee Concerns of Police Survivors National Board.
STAFF, PERMITS & MOTORS
Bob is a retired Henrico Police Motor Officer. He has been a member of LEU since its inception in 2009 and 4 time FLETC rider.
Tommie has been a member of LEU for the past four years and a FLETC rider for the past three years. I am currently a Detective for the Apple Valley Police Department in Minnesota. We all have different reasons for joining LEU, but we all have the same mission. A member of my police department and friend convinced me to become a member of LEU after my last shooting in 2012. Knowing that an organization like ours is there to help the survivors is what drives me to be part of LEU.
STAFF, FOOD & BEVERAGE COORDINATOR
STAFF, HOTEL COORDINATOR
STAFF, SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Toisha is a Hotel and Regional Event Coordinator for Heartland Dental. Toisha became close with the surviving family of the fallen officer at her husband’s department, and has been actively involved and supported several COPS and LEU sanctioned events since. She also served as the social media coordinator for the FLETC ride in 2016
STAFF, MEDICAL COORDINATOR
Debbie Geary, RN is presently working with the University of Miami. Debbie is also a law enforcement survivor since 1988. She is a past National COPS President (19982000), and has been a member of Law Enforcement United since 2013.
STAFF, ASSISTANT MEDICAL COORDINATOR
Jeanne Eckes-Roper, RN is a registered nurse with 35 years in trauma and critical care. She currently works for the US Department of Health and Human Services as a Regional Emergency Coordinator. Jeanne has worked for both Jackson Memorial Ryder Trauma Center in Miami and the Broward General Trauma Center in Ft. Lauderdale providing trauma and critical care. She will be part of the medical support team during this ride for the Roanoke Route.
STAFF, UNIFORM COORDINATOR
Trevor has been with Minnetonka Police Department MN for 17 years. He is a current instructor in firearms, use of force, TASER and bike patrol. Trevor has been a LEU member since 2013 and a 2 year of FLETC. Trevor will be assisting with uniforms for the ride.