FBI Special Agent Martha Dixon was killed in the line of duty on November 22, 1994, while confronting an armed assailant attacking the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department after killing two and wounding one other. She exchanged gunfire at point blank range with the assailant and was killed. The assailant also died.
She lost her life acting to protect her friends, and in the service of our Country. For that she deserves a special effort to be remembered. This event, a 300 mile bicycle ride from Washington DC to Pittsburgh, from October 7-11, 2019, like others past and present, is to call attention to her heroic sacrifice, and to remind us of the life well lived and the courage of her commitment to the United States of America.
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Donations made to this GoFundMe page will go to the Martha Fund, minus only the charges the page makes against each donation (2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction goes to the GoFundMe people to set up and maintain this service). The Martha Fund has been building playgrounds in and around Martha's hometown of Mount Lebanon Pennsylvania for over twenty years. They are fitting memorials to Martha, who was dedicated in life to her many nieces and nephews. The playgrounds have brought joy to countless children in her name. The organizer of Martha's Ride is a board member of the Martha Fund, and will transfer all of the donations to the Martha Fund. This page is set up to allow us to donate funds directly from Martha's Ride, demonstrating the extended reach of Martha's legacy, the respect and support of a group of crazy cyclists riding through trails of Maryland and the mountains of Pennsylvania, bringing with them the love and honor deserving of a true hero, as well as that of their supporters and sponsors.
The Martha Fund remains truly grateful to those who have recognized Martha's devotion to duty and her supreme sacrifice by sustaining her memory. We will never forget you Martha.
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