Unity Tour

Members of Baltimore Police team pose for a pictures with Martha Wood and Angie Holcomb. (Baltimore Police Department Photo / May 11, 2014)

Baltimore Police said that the Police Unity Tour, an event that recognizes officers that have died on duty, will stop in the city on Sunday.

Police said that the event also raises money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum in Washington, D.C.

The event was launched in 1997 with 18 bicycle riders on a four-day fund-raising tour from Florham Park, N.J. to Washington. On Sunday, riders are slated to stop at Baltimore's Western District about 1:30 p.m., police said.

Baltimore City Police will have about 15 riders taking part in the Police Unity Tour, officials said. Also riding this year will be the son of the late William Martin, a Baltimore City Police officer that in 1989 was shot and killed after he and two other officers responded to a report of drug dealing at an apartment building, officials said.

Martin had served with the agency for 10 years, and was survived by his wife and two children, officials said.

jburris@baltsun.com