Posted 3 years 52 days ago ago by News Editor
As part of their law enforcement education, CMPA recruits are required to participate in a variety of public service projects to forge bonds with their community. In keeping with that tradition, the recruits of CMPA Class #175 volunteered to assist the St. Louis Area Special Olympics in the 2011 edition of the Polar Bear Plunge held at Creve Coeur Lake on February 26, 2011. The recruits assisted with everything from event setup to registration and traffic control. The recruits were also challenged to participate financially by their class supervisor, PO Grant Crawley.
Because the class raised over $200, the recruits had the pleasure of seeing PO Crawley plunge into the near freezing water. The event raised over $64,000 for Special Olympics with 506 "plungers" braving the icy waters of Creve Coeur Park.
Recruits Eagan and Finn help out with the tshirts.
Recruits Becker, Menard, Hooten, Douglas, Eagan, Wagner, and Sutton take a break.
Recruit Pinkham directing traffic.
Recruits Fischer and Simon checking in participants.
Meanwhile, Class 175 Supervisor Grant Crawley takes the plunge...again.
Officer Crawley, only a little the worse for the experience.
Officer Crawley surrounded by Recruits Davis, Becker, Schneider, and Roettering, who are not wet and cold.
Recruits from Class 175 assisting with the tear-down and clean-up.
Officer Grant Crawley and members of Class 175.