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Greenwich Police Department Takes Ice Bucket Challenge To Extreme

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 .