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Police officers, youth dip into frigid waters to raise money for MD Special Olympics

Police officers, youth dip into frigid waters to raise money for MD Special Olympics

Police officers and representatives from Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace police departments braved frigid temperatures last week and raised thousands of dollars for Maryland Special Olympics.

The Police Plunge, part of the Maryland Polar Bear Plunge, on Friday featured officers and civilians from Harford’s three municipal departments running into the freezing waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Ten officers from Havre de Grace Police Department, and sons of two of them, raised $3,265, according to Cpl. Daniel Petz.

“People really came through,” Petz said. “It’s such an awesome program and it’s neat that we are ambassadors for Special Olympics to draw attention to what...

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