SLU 200: DPS Takes the Plunge Into Icy Waters for a Good Cause
Officers from Saint Louis University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) did their impressions of Kali, St. Louis’s beloved polar bear on Saturday, Feb. 24, to raise funds for the Special Olympics while contributing hours to SLU’s 200-Years-in-One-Year bicentennial service challenge.
The officers and Chief Jim Moran jumped into the frigid waters of Creve Coeur Lake as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a series of events that supports athletes of the Special Olympics.
The team raised $1,415 for the cause.
The team included Chief Jim Moran and DPS officers Henry Owens, Steve Roy, Johsiey Litherland, Sheila Hatcher, Sean Polley, Zachary Bernard and Timothy Allen.
DPS has taken part in the plunge for three years. This year, in honor of SLU’s bicentennial, the team logged 27 service hours for the 200-Years-in-One Challenge.