February 22, 2003

Ashtabula, OH was the scene of the annual FOP sponsored Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge.
Attending and swimming representing the local lodge was Jason Shaffer.  Jason is our Lodge Sgt at Arms and is an officer with the Edgerton Police Dept.  This is his 3rd year participating in the plunge.  He reported the air temperature was 22 degrees with the water temperture 28 degrees this year, considerably colder then last year when the temperatures were 60 degrees air and 36 degrees water!  Jason was able to raise over $1,300 in donations which will be used for the Ohio Special Olympics.  All together, there were 327 Police Officers and over $91,000 in donations were raised.

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