Algonquin police officers play waiters for a day at Red Robin to raise money in tips for the Special Olympics Illinois, as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Law Enforcement Torch Run
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Officer Josh Latina will be running into the frigid Lake Michigan water as part of the Illinois Torch Run Super Polar Plunge.
While most of us are staying dry inside, today at 2 p.m., 26-year-old Patrol Officer Josh Latina of the Algonquin Police Department will plunge into Lake Michigan. He’ll do the same thing an hour later at 3 p.m., and again every hour for 24 hours. Latina is participating in the Super Polar Plunge at Northwestern University’s North Beach in Evanston. It is one of several events throughout the year that make up the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics. “It’s a big event,” Latina said, “You do your best to sleep, but you only have 45 minutes at a time.” One of the biggest challenges is keeping warm throughout the event, Latina said. “It’s a struggle… Around 2 a.m. it can get tiresome—the water is not exactly warm…