Geraldton cops and Police Rangers take part in polar plunge to support athletes with disabilities

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Inspector Tony Jeavons, Superintendent Roger Beer and Inspector Dave Hooper after Geraldton Police's polar plunge.
Camera IconInspector Tony Jeavons, Superintendent Roger Beer and Inspector Dave Hooper after Geraldton Police's polar plunge. Credit: Elise Van Aken

They may have been cold and wet but some of Geraldton’s top cops and Police Rangers were still grinning after they emerged from their version of a polar plunge on Saturday morning.

Temperatures below 14C and a spattering of rain didn’t deter the group from fulfilling their commitment to run into the waves at Town Beach fully clothed for the Law Enforcement Torch Run — a campaign to raise money and awareness for athletes with intellectual disabilities and the Special Olympics.

The 13 participants ran into the surf, dived under and quickly ran out so as not to prolong their “freezin’ for a reason”.

Mid West Gascoyne District Insp. Dave Hooper said the station and rangers were proud to be part of the initiative.

Police Rangers is a program open to everyone aged between 12 and 17 who is interested in becoming an officer one day, wants to learn more about police, or just to have fun through community activities such as the plunge.

The group had hoped to raise $1000 but had reached $1970 at the event and has now set its sights on reaching $2000. Donations can be made at mycause.com.au/page /258071/geraldton-police-police-rangers.

Geraldton Police officers and rangers after their Polar Plunge.
Camera IconGeraldton Police officers and rangers after their Polar Plunge. Credit: Pictures: Elise Van Aken, Elise Van Aken

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