Posted 4 years 12 days ago ago by News Editor
The current recruit classes of the CMPA participated in the 2010 Missouri Special Olympics Polar Plunge on February 27th. The 4th annual of these fundraising events was held at Creve Couer Lake in Maryland Heights. Classes raised $150 to sponsor Maryland Heights Officer Grant Crawley, who was one of 277 plungers who braved the frigid waters of the lake to raise over $27,000 for Special Olympics Athletes.
Polar Plunge 2010 was sponsored by local law enforcement as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. This year’s presenting agencies were Maryland Heights PD and Hazelwood PD.
Recruits Hairston, Pizzel and Hulsey stand by outside the changing area to give encouragement.
The CMPA's Polar Bear prepares mentally for his plunge.
A few second thoughts...why am I doing this and not the recruits?
Reality sets in.
Duty done, a strategic retreat.
Now I know how the people on the Titanic felt!
Meanwhile, Recruits Tucker, Campbell, Hollingsworth, Hulsey, Hairston, and Metzger have found a warmer spot to wait while Officer Crawley recovers.
Grant, only a little the worse for the experience (the chills go away in a few days) with Recruits Hollingsworth, Smith, Hulsey, Webb and Machens, and Linda Otto of the Special Olympics.