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The Grand Junction Police Department is participating is two major community events in the upcoming week–St. Baldrick’s and Special Olympics– and we would love your support.
St. Baldrick’s: Team #CopsShavetoSave
This upcoming Saturday, June 27, 2015, St. Baldrick’s will be at a Taste of Heaven Catering starting at 11am for a massive head shaving event in support of conquering kids’ cancer. Ten GJPD employees will be having their head shaved to show support for this great cause.
“The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.This is the 4th Annual Head Shaving Event in Grand Junction. Since its start in 2012, over $120,000 has been raised by shaving the heads of over 300 local men, women, and children.”- StBaldricks.org
The #CopsShavetoSave team is continuing to raise funds before Saturday, but if you would like to help the team along the way and donate, please click here.
Special Olympics Unified Relay Across American: #TeamGJPD
The Grand Junction Police Department registered a team for the Unified Relay Across America, a once in a lifetime experience that will deliver the Flame of Hope from Athens, Greece to Los Angeles for the 2015 World Summer Games. The Flame of Hope is coming through Grand Junction, and employees of the GJPD are helping the flame along it’s way.
The event will be taking place on July 1, 2015 at 7:14am along Ute Ave starting on 9th street. GJPD torch bearers will be wearing red Special Olympics Unified Relay shirts and will be escorted along Ute Ave by a convoy as they run a 1/2 mile leg. We know it’s early, but we hope the community can make it out to see us run during this event and show support for Special Olympics.
The journey of the Flame will be the grand lead-in to the Special Olympics World Summer Games, being held in Los Angeles during July and August. These events will showcase a movement that is breaking down barriers and lighting the way to a future of respect and inclusion.
Because the Grand Junction Police Department has raised over $1,500, a Special Olympics torch will be proudly displayed in the building. If you would like to help us continue to raise more money for Special Olympics, please click here.
It happens most often when people make quick stops–the bank, the gas station, or even the grocery store. Each year, thousands of pets are killed by heatstroke and suffocation from being locked in a hot car. That quick trip can lead to death for your pet in a matter of minutes–and it doesn’t have to be that hot out.
It is important to remember that the temperature in a locked car can rapidly increase even if the car is left in the shade with the windows open. Little ventilation in these hot summer temperatures is not enough to keep your pet cool. The chart below gives examples of how hot a vehicle can get in a matter of minutes.
If you see a dog locked in a hot car, please take action and immediately call Animal Control at 970-242-4646 or police at 911.
If law enforcement arrive on scene and find the animal to be in distress, please be aware that windows may be broken in order to retrieve the animal out of the car AND criminal charges may be pressed against the owner of the animal/vehicle from Animal Control.
Animals count on their owners to keep them safe. Just remember, friends don’t make friends wait in hot cars.