We were formed in 2001 by several officers from the Berkeley County WV Sheriff’s Department in Martinsburg, WV. From our humble start with only eight members we have grown to over forty-five members, active and retired from federal, state and local police agencies.
WV V’s members are from Berkeley, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Tucker and Upshur Counties in West Virginia and Frederick, Clarke, Shenandoah and Page Counties in Virginia, as well as several federal law-enforcement agencies.
Over the past sixteen years the Blue Knights has raised money to enable our organization to support worthy causes such as Hospice of the Eastern Panhandle, South Berkeley Little League, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office VA Youth Camp, Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), National Police Officer’s Memorial Fund, Berkeley and Jefferson County Deputy Reserves, Cystic Fibrosis, Relay for Life, Morgan County Viet Nam Veteran’s Memorial Project, sick and distressed police officers, support and education funds for survivors of fallen officers and many, many more.
Our largest fundraising event for the past 16 years has been Bike Night. To date we have raised over 150K for Hospice and other worthy causes.