Chief Hurtt Pedals Through the Las Vegas Strip
En Route to Lake Tahoe
Chief Hurtt with John Purtee (click photo
for full size)
June 1, 2005 -- Beginning at
7 a.m. Saturday (May 28), Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt and
nearly 40 HPD officers began a 2,000 mile bicycle relay trip in
an effort to raise awareness of the nation's number one child
killing disease - Leukemia.
As of today, Chief Hurtt has been pedaling for
five days in an effort to raise awareness and funding for the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This afternoon, Chief Hurtt and
the other team members will be riding through the world famous
Las Vegas strip in route to their final destination in Lake Tahoe,
This is the 24th year that HPD officers have
taken part in what is becoming a cross-country pilgrimage to benefit
this worthwhile cause.
Chief Hurtt began this 2,000-mile bike ride on
behalf of nine-year-old John Purtee, who is now a third grader
and was diagnosed with lymphoma at the early age of five. John
underwent a full year of chemotherapy treatments and was given
a clean bill when he was six and now remains in remission.
Click here for more
information about the HPD Bike Relay Team.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.