SGT Gros Rides for Fallen Officers
SGT Darren E. Gros (Epsilon Kappa–Southeastern ’98), of the St. Charles Parish Sheriffs Office, has participated in the Police Unity Tour for the past two years, riding more than 240 miles on his bicycle from Portsmouth, Virginia to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.
In 2013, Team St. Charles rode in memory of two fallen officers from a neighboring jurisdiction. In 2014, unfortunately, they rode for one of ours, Deputy Jeff Watson who was killed in the line of duty.
Darren and his team personally fundraised more than $4,200 in 2014, assisting the Policy Unity Tour in donating $1,910,000 for the year.