A 340 strong motorcycle contingent left Melbourne this morning from the Victoria Police Memorial on St Kilda Road in the eighth annual Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance.
The two-day ride to the National Police Memorial in Canberra pays homage to police officers who have died while serving their community. The ride also aims to raise money for police legacies across Australia to enable them to support the police family.
This year Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton, who will accompany the riders in a car, will pass the legacy baton to 13-year-old Abbi Scherger. The baton bears the names of all Victoria Police members killed in the line of duty.
Abbi will be riding pillion with her father Darren Scherger. Abbi’s mother Nicole passed away when Abbi was five years old. Abbi has been involved with Victoria Police Legacy (VPL) for many years and is the youngest police legatee to participate in the Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance.
Police legatee Abbi Scherger said other police legatees were welcoming and inviting which made her feel like part of the family.
Reviewed 21 February 2019