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Baltimore Police Take the Polar Bear Plunge   

By Donny Moses, Public Affairs Office
Thursday, January 29, 2009; 11:57 am

2009 Polar Bear Plunge Event

On January 23rd and 24th, members of the Baltimore Police Department participated in the Maryland State Police Department's Polar Bear Plunge, at Sandy Point State Park, to raise money for Special Olympics

youth athletes.  The Baltimore Police Department raised over $20,000 for the entire event.

Deputy Police Commissioner Deborah Owens along with 50 other participants, each, raised $10,000.  Additionally Deputy Commissioner Owens along with Jennifer Frasciotti of WBAL TV (NBC) escorted Special Olympic Athletes, Desiree' Holland and Erica Wheeler, on each of the plunges.  Super Plunge participants began plunging at noon on Friday, January 23rd, and plunged every hour on the hour until noon of the next day, totaling 24 plunges.  

Deputy Commissioner Owens said "being cold and uncomfortable for a short time is a small price to pay for a great cause with great people."

Updated: 01/30/09; 6:52 am

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