Greenwich Police Department Takes Ice Bucket Challenge To Extreme

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Sgt. Roger Petrone of the Greenwich police force died in February after a seven-year fight with Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Sgt. Roger Petrone of the Greenwich police force died in February after a seven-year fight with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Greenwich Police Department

GREENWICH, Conn. -- When members of the Greenwich Police Department accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday, they took it very seriously, according to Patch.com.

Nearly 20 officers and staff members took part to honor Sgt. Roger Petrone, who died Feb. 20 after a seven-year battle with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

They were doused with 600 gallons of ice water dropped from a bucket loader in front of Greenwich Police headquarters. 

Read the full story here at Patch.com. Watch the video of the event here at YouTube.com.

The Greenwich Police Department also sends a team to the annual ALS Tri-State Trek bike ride to raise money for research in honor of Petrone. To donate to the Greenwich Police team, click here.

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