[Tampa, FL – November 20, 2023] – Fourth Watch MC – Cigar City Chapter proudly presents the 2024 Jesse Madsen Memorial Ride, a poignant event dedicated to paying tribute to the heroic sacrifices of Port Authority of NY/NJ Officer David P. Lemange and Tampa PD Master Police Officer Jesse Madsen. This meaningful ride is scheduled for January 13, 2024.
The event, set in a poker run format, will navigate approximately 55-65 miles, commencing and concluding at AmVets Post 26 in Valrico, FL. The route will include stops at renowned cigar shops, providing riders with moments to relax, bond with fellow participants, and enjoy premium cigars.
One of the key stops will be at the Tampa Police – District 1, home to the “Taking a Stance” memorial, a statue commissioned by Steven Anthony Rogai of the Rogai Family Foundation in remembrance of Jesse Madsen. This powerful sculpture, created by Rustic Steel, incorporates elements from the vehicle that Madsen crashed in and firearms recovered by the Tampa Police Department. The statue serves as a solemn reminder of Jesse’s courageous act, fusing the vehicle and firearms into a symbol of strength and unity within the law enforcement community.
Jesse Madsen lost his life while heroically stopping a dangerous DUI suspect on Tampa’s Route 275, embodying the true spirit of valor and service. David Lemange, a hero of 9/11, sacrificed his life in the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center.
This memorial ride seeks not only to honor their memory but also to contribute meaningfully to the future of law enforcement. The funds raised will be specifically dedicated to sponsoring deserving individuals to attend the police academy, enabling them to pursue fulfilling careers with the Tampa Police Department.
Fourth Watch MC – Cigar City Chapter is a tax-exempt non-profit organization (501(c)(3)), committed to transparent and responsible financial stewardship. Our members, composed of active and retired service personnel, share a common bond and a passion for supporting our community and honoring those who serve.
We extend a warm invitation to motorcycle clubs, riders’ groups, and all community members to join us in honoring these fallen heroes. The event promises a memorable experience with a meaningful purpose.
For more information and to confirm your participation, please visit https://JesseMadsenMemorialRide.com.