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Safariland® Supports Project 999 Memorial Ride

June 11, 2013

ONTARIO, California – Safariland® salutes Project 999 Memorial Ride participants for cycling 630 miles from the California State Peace Officer Memorial in Sacramento to the Peace Officer Memorial in Tustin, CA on May 24 – 28. Project 999, a non-profit fundraiser supervised by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (CA), provides financial support to the families of fallen officers injured or killed in the line of duty. Every May, officers from different agencies throughout Orange County come together for this Memorial Ride to commemorate the lives of these officers. This year, Safariland sponsored the Orange County Sheriff’s department with team jerseys for participating officers.

Bicyclists cycled through rolling green hills in Pleasant Valley, climbed the steep ocean cliffs of Big Sur, rode through farm fields outside San Luis Obispo and cruised along Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. They averaged about 100 miles per day, riding at approximately 18-20 mph. Many of them spend weeks in training to prepare for this physical feat. Safariland’s Troy Gielish, Safariland Patrol Bike Technical Specialist, completed the entire race while Safariland’s Scott Carnahan and Dave Ruby joined in on the last leg of the race to support this cause. All were riding their Safariland®/Kona® Patrol Bike 29er.

On May 28, the riders returned to Orange County and were met by fellow law enforcement brothers and sisters, as well as family members of fallen officers. A candlelight vigil followed their arrival. For more photos taken throughout the Project 999 Memorial Ride, search Instagram under #safariland.

The non-profit Project 999 Foundation was formed in 1979 for the purpose of supporting Orange County Law Enforcement. As a California non-profit corporation, the foundation provides equipment and raises funds to assist any officer or deputy who is injured or killed in the line of duty in Orange County. The Project 999 Memorial Bicycle Ride began in 2000 as a way of honouring those who had given their lives. Funds raised through donations help with funeral expenses, education expenses, air fare and hotel expenses for family members, home repairs and unanticipated debts. For more information on the Project 999 Foundation, visit

About Safariland Patrol Bikes
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About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor recreation/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free® and Mustang Survival®. Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives™, is inherent in the lifesaving products it delivers. The Safariland Group has its headquarters in Jacksonville, FL.

The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For further information, please contact:
Chastine Gabiola
Communications Specialist
The Safariland Group
Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302


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