O’Fallon, Shiloh PD take part in Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics


Twelve members of the OFallon Police Department participated in the annual Carlyle Lake Polar Plunge on Saturday morning. The O’Fallon PD brought home the trophy for the top Law Enforcement FundRaising Team raising over $6,800. The total raised at the event, as of Sunday, was over $85,000 and should climb a little higher before the counting is completed.

According to Detective Brian Gimple, the water temperature was a mild 52, while the air temperature was only 35 degrees at the time of the plunge, with a wind gusting at 25 mph off the lake.

The O’Fallon plungers would like to thank everyone who donated and ask folks to look for future Law Enforcement Torch Tun events happening in our area. Last year the O’Fallon Police Department raised over $33,000 in support of Special Olympics. (Submitted Photos)


Also at the Polar Plunge, Shiloh Police Sergeant Joshua Donovan teamed up with the Illinois Police Wives and Friends to benefit Special Olympics. Shiloh Deputy Chief Gary McGill was on hand but took the pictures from dry land, rather than get into the water. (Submitted Photo)