Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Barry Dufek, a member of the motorcycle unit, placed first in the Slow Ride category and 3rd in overall competition during the Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo (MAPMRC).
Corporal A.D. Johnson, a former member of the Prince George’s
County Police Department in Maryland, initiated the rodeo in 1979 Johnson, to
build up the skills and working relationships of motorcycle officers in the
Washington Metropolitan Area. In 1982, Corporal Johnson was killed in an
on-duty motorcycle accident. The organization has continued the rodeo in
Johnson’s spirit, recently celebrating its 34th year of operation. In 1998,
Concerns of Police Survivors Inc. (COPS) became the organization’s primary
Organizers continue to urge increased "inter-departmental"
communications between law enforcement agencies everywhere.
Through its annual police motorcycle training event held each September, donations, and the raffle of a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, the rodeo has donated more than $226,000 to the COPS Kids program during the past 13 years.