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Dear Business and Community Members,
For the last several years members of the Chicago Ridge Police Department, their families and friends have participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics. This year, we will be participating in Cop on a Rooftop and the Torch Run. Once again, these events will be in memory of Trooper James Sauter. Jim was a hometown hero who lost his life in the line of duty on March 28, 2013. Jim was an outstanding officer whose presence is missed in Chicago Ridge.
We are asking our business leaders and community-at-large to join us in effort to raise funds for the Special Olympics in memory of James Sauter. On May 18th from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Chicago Ridge Police Officers will stake out on Dunkin' Donuts rooftop, located at 6408 West 95th Street, to heighten awareness and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Each donation will receive a coupon for a free donut. We will also have LETR merchandise available for purchase. Please come out and support this great event.
We are also extending an invitation to everyone to join us at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13th in front of the Police Department at 10425 S. Ridgeland to either walk or run on our journey to keep the torch going. Members of the Chicago Ridge Police Department will pass the torch to the Palos Heights Police Department at Route 83 and Harlem Avenue. You are welcome to join us for a block or the entire route; we will have cars along the way to pick anyone up in need of a ride back to the police department. If you are unable to participate as a runner, please feel free to line Ridgeland Avenue from the police department to 111th Street, to show the Sauter family that the Village of Chicago Ridge will always stand alongside them.
Financial donations may be dropped off or mailed to the Police Department or Village Hall at 10455 S. Ridgeland Ave c/o Deputy Chief Jim Jarolimek. Please make check payable to "Special Olympics". If you have any questions please sontact Deputy Chief Jim Jarolimek, Commander Tony Layman, or Sergeant Dave Mitchell at 708-425-7831. Thank you in advance for your support!
Chief Robert D. Pyznarski