The Annual Officer Brian A. Aselton Memorial Motorcycle Run is held on
the first Sunday following Memorial Day every year and is the primary
fundraiser for Brian's scholarship fund. Approximately one thousand
motorcyclists from across the northeast participate on all makes of
motorcycles. All proceeds directly benefit Brian's scholarship fund.
Brian was an avid motorcyclist and had purchased a brand new 1999
Harley-Davidson Fat Boy the month before he was murdered.
Video of the 15th Annual Officer Brian A. Aselton
Memorial Motorcycle Run.
The Sixteenth Annual Officer Brian A. Aselton Memorial Motorcycle Run, sponsored by Gengras Harley-Davidson, will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2014, rain or shine. All friends and supporters of
law enforcement on all makes of bikes are welcome. Registration will
be from 8:00-9:45am at Gengras Harley-Davidson, 221 Governor
St., East Hartford, CT. West Hartford police Sergeant Kevin McCarthy
will sing the National Anthem just prior to the ride starting. The
ride will start at 10:00am.
A donation of $20.00 per motorcycle and $5.00 for a passenger, which includes coffee and donuts by Dunkin' Donuts and lunch by Outback Steakhouse, is requested.
The ride will finish at Knights of Columbus, 1831 Main St., East Hartford, with lunch, music, and a raffle. The raffle will include various other items from our sponsors. Long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirts will be available in February at Gengras Harley-Davidson, Connecticut Police Supply and
East Hartford Federal Credit Union. A limited quantity of shirts and other memorial items will be available the day of the ride. Contact us with any questions you may have.
The Road Dawgs Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Connecticut Chapter,
hosts a party every year the night before the run. A portion of the
proceeds benefit Brian's scholarship fund. The CT
Road Dawgs make a large donation to Brian's fund each year. For more information on
the party visit: www.ctroaddawgscom.
2013 Ride Sponsors
221 Governor Street
East Hartford, CT
Knights of Columbus
1831 Main Street, East Hartford, CT
Donuts and Coffee by:
3040 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT
50 Russ Street, Hartford, CT, 06106
92 Pitkin Street, East Hartford, CT
Music Provided by:
2406 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT
105 Fenn Road, Newington, CT
Lunch Provided by:
3210 Berlin Turnpike
The Third Annual Rentschler Airfield 5K, presented by Cabela's, date TBA. The race will start and end at Cabela's, 475 East Hartford Boulevard North, East Hartford, CT. Discover your fastest time on a very flat course that winds through the historic Rentschler Airfield runways, the home of Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Engines and now the UConn Huskies football team. B-Tag timing by Bay State Race Services. Unique awards from Fox Meadow Farm of Vermont will be given to the top three overall male & female, male and female age groups every five years, Clydesdale, Athena, & wheelchair. In addition, Cabela's will award gift certificates to the top three overall male and female. After the race enjoy an elk burger by Cabela's, Faddy's Donuts and Ice Cream, and a beer from the Olde Burnside Brewing Company. All proceeds will benefit the Officer Brian A. Aselton Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. Register at the Hartford Marathon Foundation. Runners may also register at Cabela's before the race, 5:00-6:00 PM. If you are interested in volunteering click here.
The annual Officer Brian A. Aselton Memorial Blood Drive is held in January at Sunset Ridge School, 450 Forbes Street, East Hartford, CT. This year's blood drive will be Friday, January 24, 2014, from 1:15-6:30pm. If you would like to schedule an appointment for giving blood contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or click on their logo to schedule by email. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred. Blood supplies are always too low so please give blood in Brian’s memory.
Sunset Ridge School
Officer Brian A. Aselton Memorial Snow Dash 5K Road Race
The annual Officer Brian A. Aselton Memorial Snow Dash 5K Road Race is held each winter in East Hartford. The race begins and ends at the Langford School, 61 Alps Drive. Trophies are awarded in many different divisions including a law enforcement division. Proceeds are divided evenly between Brian’s scholarship fund and the East Hartford Police Department Quality of Life Program. The 2014 Snow Dash 5k will be on Sunday, January 5th at 1:30pm.
The Hartford Wolf Pack play a game each season honoring Brian's sacrifice. All proceeds are used to maintain the police officer's memorial in front of the East Hartford public safety complex. The memorial includes the names of the three East Hartford police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice for the Town of East Hartford. May the walls never be filled. This year's game will be on Friday, January 31, 2014, at 7:00pm. West Hartford Police Lieutenant Kevin McCarthy will sing our National Anthem before the game. For information about the Hartford Wolf Pack hockey game in Brian's memory or for tickets contact East Hartford Police Officer Tom Castagna or Dispatcher Stacie Rosedale at 860-528-4401.
The East Hartford Police Color Guard present the colors.
Jacob Brian Aselton and Olivia Hope Aselton drop the first puck.
Barnstable Police Events
Patrolman Michael K. Aselton, Brian's cousin, gave his life in the
line of duty on March 29th, 1983. Michael was involved in motor
vehicle accident while pursuing a motorcycle. In memory of
Michael, the Town of Barnstable constructed the Michael K. Aselton
Memorial Park at Hyannis Harbor. At the park is a flagpole
dedicated to Brian. Brian worked as a summer police officer for
the Town of Barnstable during the summer of 1996.
The Barnstable Police Aselton Fund hosts the annual Michael K. Aselton Memorial Golf Tournament each year in May. There is also a Michael Aselton 5K road race in May. For information on the road race see Great Hyannis Road Races. For information on the golf tournament contact the Barnstable Police Department.
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