WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --For more than a century, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has been supplying motorcycles to America's law enforcement agencies. Now, the Milwaukee-based company is helping to write a new chapter in law enforcement history through a unique donation in support of the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum.
In 2011, for the fifth year in a row, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company has donated a special motorcycle—in this case, a 2011 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® Peace Officer Special Edition motorcycle—to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The non-profit Memorial Fund is raffling the motorcycle for just $25 a ticket, with the proceeds going to build the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C.
For a limited time, the first 1,000 individuals who purchase two or more raffle tickets in the same transaction will receive a limited edition "Thin Blue Line Harley-Davidson® & National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund" t-shirt. This offer is restricted to one t-shirt per transaction.
The motorcycle has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $21,747 and only 4,000 raffle tickets are being printed. Tickets can be purchased in one of two ways: by calling either 877-622-BIKE (2453) or 202-737-3402, or in person at the Memorial Fund's Visitors Center & Store, located at 400 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., where the motorcycle is currently on display.
The raffle drawing will take place and the winner announced on the Monday, May 16, one day after National Peace Officer Memorial Day. The winner need not be present to win.
"Harley-Davidson Motor Company has a long and distinguished history of supporting law enforcement in our country, and we are excited to continue our partnership to build the National Law Enforcement Museum," said Craig W. Floyd, the Memorial Fund's chairman and CEO.
Previous raffles of motorcycles donated by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company have raised more than $175,000 for the Museum campaign.
For more information about the Memorial Fund's Harley-Davidson® motorcycle raffle, visit www.LawMemorial.org/HarleyRaffle. Raffle tickets may be purchased by phone—at 877-622-BIKE (2453) or 202-737-3402—between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm (EDT), Monday through Friday.
About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. The NLEOMF maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 18,983 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of law enforcement through exhibits, collections, research and education. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.
About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.