Sheriff’s Deputies freezin’ for a reason

Sheriff’s Deputies and teams take the plunge in Lake Wateree for charity. | Melissa Cooper

LAKE WATEREE – About 65 people took the chilly plunge on Saturday at Lake Wateree during the Fairfield County Sheriff Department’s fifth annual Polar Plunge, organizer Bill Dove, an investigator with the department said.

Sheriff Will Montgomery

“We raised over $10,000 this year,” Dove said, “which is the largest amount we’ve raised since we’ve been sponsoring the plunge. We had teams from not only Fairfield County, but Lugoff, Camden and Lake Wateree.”

Those donations go toward the support of the Sheriff’s charity, the Special Olympics of South Carolina.

Following the plunge everyone was invited to a lakeside lunch.

The Sheriff’s Office will host several events over the next several months to celebrate the South Carolina Special Olympics and raise money to fund Special Olympics events for these athletes. On May 3, the Sheriff’s Office will participate in the ‘County Line to County Line’ torch run through Congress Street, and they will host Tip-A-Cop at a local restaurant later in the year.

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