SALT LAKE CITY – July 6, 2018 – The 2nd Annual Utah 1033 Ride, to be held on Sunday, July 8th, honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the line of duty. The Utah 1033 Foundation’s mission is to provide immediate financial support to the families of fallen Utah Law Enforcement officers. Twenty-five thousand dollars is given to the family within twenty-four hours of the tragic and heartbreaking confirmation of a fallen officer’s death.
“Every law enforcement officer accepts tremendous risk as a part of his or her job. When an officer dies in the line of duty, the surviving family members are met with shock and grief accompanied by immediate financial pressures. Named for the radio code ‘10-33,’ which means an officer is in urgent need of help, the Utah 1033 Foundation is honored to give back to the families, who accept great risk and make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure we may have safer communities,” said Tore Steen, Chairman and Co-Founder.
The Utah 1033 Ride registration runs from 9AM until 1PM on Sunday, July 8th at Harley-Davidson of Salt Lake. A $25 registration fee includes a commemorative Utah 1033 ride pin, du rag, swag bag, lunch, concert and a ticket to win an opportunity drawing for a 2018 Harley-Davidson Street 750.
The Utah 1033 Ride will leave from Harley-Davidson of Salt Lake at 1PM, escorted by Utah’s Law Enforcement, and follows a breathtaking ride to DeJoria Event Center in Kamas, where Officer Jared Francom’s brother, Officer Ben Francom, will address those attending.
Master Officer Jared D. Francom was shot and killed while serving a “knock and announce” search warrant in the Ogden area. Five other members of the force were shot and injured during the exchange of gunfire with the suspect, who was wounded and apprehended. Officer Francom was a member of the Ogden Police Department and Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike force and a seven-year veteran of law enforcement. “It’s important for us to never forget our heroes or the people who serve us,” said Jared’s father, Jade Francom.
For more information on The Utah 1033 Foundation, please visit utah1033.org.
About The Utah 1033 Foundation
The Utah 1033 Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2011 to honor Utah’s fallen officers by providing immediate financial support to their families, and to assist dependents of fallen and active Utah peace officers with education costs.
For more information, please visit utah1033.org.