The Watertown Police ended the summer with a chilly bath to help fight ALS.
On Friday, dozens of members of the Watertown Police, and their family members, took the ice bucket challenge.
The icy water chilled some, but one said it felt nice after being out directing traffic on Galen Street all day.
The Watertown Police have one of their own to thank for taking the challenge. Officer Patricia Grady presented the idea to interim Police Chief Raymond DuPuis.
“It was such an amazing cause and they raised so much last year,” Grady said. “I didn’t want the summer to escape without doing it. This is the last Friday in the summer, so what a better day.”
DuPuis was one of the first to get the chilly shower.
“You’re all suspended,” he joked, with ice water still dripping from his head and uniform.
After a couple dozen of the male officers took the challenge, it was time for the female officers and police personnel to step up. The final group was the children of the Watertown Police.
Along with taking the challenge, the Police Department took up a collection to give to ALS research, DuPuis said.
After taking the challenge, DuPuis sent the challenge to Watertown Fire Chief Mario Orangio and the Watertown Firefighters.