As many of you know, back in October, 2017 Cypress PD Officer Matt Ward was killed in an off duty multi-vehicle traffic collision on the 405 Freeway. Matt left behind his wife Allison and their sons Liam and Anderson; his brother Rob Ward, a Tustin PD Officer; and his parents, David and Gloria Opstad. We know Gloria as part of our Admin Team. On May 10th, Gloria will join Brian Clasby (GGPD), Commander Steve Bowles (SBPD), Julia Clasby (SBPD), and Loree Erpelding (CYPD) along with nearly 1,500 law enforcement officers from throughout the country to bicycle ~300 miles to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC. On May 13th, they will join over 50,000 people at the annual National Law Enforcement Memorial Candlelight Vigil.
To participate each rider needs to raise $1,900 – the attached flyer has details on how you can help support Gloria, Julia, Loree, Steve, and Brian as they honor Matt and fallen law enforcement officers nationwide. Additional details on how you can help here