Colorado Springs law enforcement participate in Polar Plunge for Special Olympics


If you’re going to be in a polar plunge, Saturday was a pretty good day to do it. 

The air temperature was in the 50s, but it was a little chiller in the water at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, where local law enforcement took a shivering swim to help Special Olympics of Colorado. 

The teams raised money for the organization and its 25,000 athletes statewide.

The Colorado Springs Police Department has raised the most money out of any of the agencies participating in the eight events statewide.

“To be honest, I was surprised,” Commander David Edmondson said. “I don’t remember being number one before. El Paso County always does a great job. But when I learned that CSPD had finally got up here on top, it’s actually a pretty cool feeling. It also makes it special to go into the water.”

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