Ybor City Businesses Donate Police Patrol Bike

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Officer Sean Mahabir (center) thanks the GaYbor District Coalition President, Carrie West and Hampton Inn & Suites Manager Stephen Nunez (far left) for donating the new bike he will use to patrol Ybor City.
Police Officer Sean Mahabir shakes hands with GaYbor Coalition President Carrie West during the bike presentation.  West and the Hampton Inn & Suites Manager Stephen Nunez (far left) contacted the police department to donate the $1,700 patrol bike.  District Three Major Gerald Honeywell (right) and Mayor Bob Buckhorn (far right) also thanked the two businesses for their kind contribution.

When: Tuesday, July 5th at 2 p.m.

Where: Hampton Inn & Suites, 1301 East 7th Avenue, Tampa

Residents and business owners in Ybor City will now have a bike patrol officer dedicated to working in their community thanks to two generous organizations. The Ybor City Hampton Inn & Suites teamed up with the GaYbor District Coalition to purchase a state of the art patrol bike for the police department. The groups donated the $1,700.00 bike to support the department's effort to increase bike patrols throughout the city. Officer Sean Mahabir will use the bike to patrol the community and enhance relationships with citizens and businesses.

The Tampa Police Department has received 19 new patrol bikes to date from generous businesses and civic groups. The eco-friendly bikes provide an additional layer of safety in areas that are difficult to patrol by car. They are also used as a tool to help officers become more visible and accessible to the citizens they serve.

Janelle McGregor
Public Information Office