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Polar Plunge 2018


March 7, 2018

Sweet Home Police Department employees and volunteers are making their mark in the annual Polar Plunge fund-raiser for Special Olympics. Team SHPD Super Heroes, above, hit the chilly drink in the Willamette River Feb. 17 in Corvallis. They led the field of 20 teams – about 600 participants – in fund-raising, collecting just shy of $7,000 of the total $57,002 raised by the teams representing law enforcement agencies, businesses, high schools and fraternities from Linn, Benton, Marion and Polk counties. Sweet Home's team also grew substantially this year, its seventh in the event, to 43 p...

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