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. As many as one thousand motorcyclists from across the northeast have participated 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. The Twentieth Annual Run in 2018 will be the Final Ride in memory of Brian.
The Nineteenth Annual Officer Brian A. Aselton Memorial Motorcycle Run, sponsored by Gengras Harley-Davidson, will be held on Sunday, June 4th, 2017, rain or shine. Only two rides left! 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 Lieutenant 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, is requested.
The Fifth Annual Rentschler Airfield 5K, presented by Cabela's, will be Thursday, July 14, 2016. 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 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, 4:30-6:30 PM. If you are interested in volunteering click here.
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 2018 Snow Dash date TBA.
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 20, 2017. West Hartford Police Captain 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.
Jacob Brian Aselton and Olivia Hope Aselton drop the first puck.
West Hartford Police Captain Kevin McCarthy sings the National Anthem while the East Hartford
Police Color Guard present the colors and Jacob Aselton presents the Canadian colors.
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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