Foley makes splash for good cause

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By Traci Chapman,

Mustang Police Chief Chuck Foley made a splash Tuesday with his Cold Water Challenge.

The challenge is a nationwide event aimed at helping the Officer Down Memorial Page. Foley said he was “dared” to take part by Cpl. Mark Bailey, Officer Lance Duncan and others. The chief agreed to have cold water poured on him by officers, who videoed it for posting on ODMP’s Facebook page. Foley said in addition to accepting Bailey’s dare, he would donate funds to the Officer Down organization.

Tuesday morning, the chief prepared for his challenge, asking not only his employees at Mustang Police Department but other law enforcement officials to take part in the event.

It’s not the first time Foley headed for the water to help others. The chief took part in the Polar Plunge in February, an annual Special Olympics fundraiser. In his second outing, Foley – sporting a Duck Dynasty motif – raised about $1,100 for the cause.

“I was never able to take part in the Polar Plunge until last year,” Foley said at that time. “It was a chilly experience, but there’s so much festivity going on, it’s just a great, great thing.”

A video of the chief’s challenge will be posted on ODMP’s Facebook page, located online at https://www.facebook.com/OfficerDown.