More than 25 law enforcement officers took a plunge into the freezing winter water on Geraldton’s foreshore last week in a bid to raise funds for the Special Olympics. Law Enforcement Torch Run is a Western Australian team made up of police officers and volunteers working together to champion acceptance and inclusion, while raising money to allow people with disability to compete in the Special Olympics. The event took place at Hillarys Boat Harbour in Perth and Geraldton police officers, cadets and rangers alike took to the Geraldton foreshore on Saturday, to join the cause. The donations provide a year’s worth of sports training and competition opportunities for athletes with an intellectual disability. For their second year of freezing for a reason, police rangers around the State have raised a total of $20,000. The Geraldton Police Rangers have raised a total of $1100 so far. Geraldton Police Rangers unit co-ordinator Brie-anne Mauger said there was a fantastic turnout this year. “We thought it would only be the rangers, then it was eight detectives and it ended up being over 25 people,” she said. To donate to the Special Olympics and support the Mid West efforts visit www.mycause.com.au and search Geraldton Police Rangers & MWG District Police.