The Sixth Annual MC-1 Foundation Honor Run Will Benefit Colorado Springs Police Department Officer Cem Duzel
The MC-1 Foundation originated from the MC-1 Honor Run and each year since, the Foundation has continued to hold the motorcycle fundraising event. The MC-1 Honor Run benefits the Foundation and its mission to financially support public service employees and/or their families in the event that they are hurt or killed while on duty. Past beneficiaries have been Denver Police Officer John Adsit, Denver Police Officer Antonio "Tony" Lopez, Douglas County Sheriff's Office Detective Dan Brite, City of Edgewater Corporate Michael Nesbitt, Weld County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Stupka, Douglas County Deputy Jeffrey Pelle, and other public service employees who have been injured in the line of duty.
This year's MC-1 Honor Run beneficiary is Colorado Springs Police Department Officer Cem Duzel. Officer Duzel was gravely wounded in the early morning hours of August 2, 2018, when he was shot in the head while responding to a shots-fired call in Colorado Springs.
The 6th Annual MC-1 Honor Run will take place on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Registration and the ride will begin at 8:00 am at Columbine High School, 6201 South Pierce Street, Littleton, CO, and all bikes/cars are welcome. The ride will be an approximate 40-mile route ending at Hoffbrau Bar & Grill Colorado, 9110 Wadsworth Parkway, Westminster, CO, where there will be food, music, vendors, and a free car show. The public is welcome to attend this family-friendly event.
For more information about the event, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact MC-1 Foundation at MC1FoundationColorado@
About the MC-1 Foundation:
The MC-1 Foundation was started as the MC-1 Honor Run, a fundraiser motorcycle ride for the family of Sgt. Dave Baldwin of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (E.O.W. 1/26/14). Sergeant Baldwin, whose radio call sign was MC-1, was killed in the line of duty after being struck on his motorcycle by a wrong-way driver. Since that event, the MC-1 Foundation, which is a 100% volunteer organization, has grown to become a tax-exempt organization under Section 503(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (#47-5206410)
The mission of the Foundation is to provide financial support to public service employees and/or their families in the event that they are hurt or killed while on duty providing service for their communities. In 2018 alone, the Foundation offered assistance to a number of public services employees/families with a total of $56,266 being donated to those families.