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SGT Gros Rides for Fallen Officers

SGT Gros stopped by the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial prior to his departure to Washington, D.C.

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.

Sgt Darren Gros of the St Charles Parish Sheriffs Office at the National Memorial after completion of the Police Unity Tour. He’s standing by the panel of the wall where Deputy Jeff Watson’s name is inscribed. The trunk lid from Dy Watson’s unit, signed by members of the Sheriffs Office, is displayed above the panel.

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