State Troopers Take the Plunge for Special Olympics Athletes


Officers who jumped into icy water were freezing for a good cause

PORTLAND – In partnership with law enforcement agencies, each year the Polar Plunge challenges thousands of brave people from around the state to jump into icy water to raise money for a great cause. It’s a fun way for individuals, organizations, schools, and businesses to come together and support the athletes of Special Olympics Oregon. All funds raised go to supporting the programs and events of more than 12,000 athletes statewide.

The Oregon State Police “Copsicles”

This year, the event raised $472,215 for Special Olympics Oregon, surpassing their goal of $450,000. The money will go to support Special Olympics athletes throughout the state.

State Troopers from Central Point (who call themselves The Copsicles) participated by taking the plunge in uniform. A team from Oregon State Police Northern Command Center dispatch also participated in style, with matching shirts, sunglasses, hats, and mustaches. Captain Tim Fox went above and beyond with the Super Plunge, dipping into the water every hour for 24 hours. Together, they were proudly “freezin’ for a reason.”

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Tessa Harvey is a strategic communications intern with the Office of Governor Brown.

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