Pine Bush Central School District Board of Education President Lloyd Greer has been on a journey across the country this whole week to pay tribute to fallen police officers and bring support to their families.
Greer, a local businessman, got the idea for Thin Blue Line Across America while traveling from New York to North Carolina and thinking about his friend, Sergeant Eric Meier, a long-time veteran of the Town of Crawford Police Department who had lost his life in the line of duty a few years earlier. In addition, Meier had served with Greer on the Pine Bush Board of Education.
Greer called his friend Steve Lita, editor of American Iron Magazine, to see if he had interest in the idea of riding their motorcycles across the country to honor police. Lita jumped on the idea. They brought in another close friend, Kiefier Thompson, and the Thin Blue Line Across America was in motion.
“With the support from our friends and the police across this beautiful country, we can do unstoppable feats,” said Greer before he left on “this most amazing journey to raise awareness and donations to help support families of fallen police officers.”
The ride commenced in Ocean Beach, California on Monday, March 4, and was set to finish on Saturday, March 9, in Daytona Beach, Florida. There was much to see along the way including stops in Tuscan, Arizona, Van Horn, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, Tallahassee, Florida and finally their destination at Daytona.
The purpose doesn’t end with the ride.
“We will have many more events and information coming all year long to stay tuned and join us on our ‘Most Amazing Journey’,” said Greer
The Thin Blue Line Across America motto: “Let’s take a stand and form a Blue Line Across America to help protect those who protect us.”