The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics recently held a fundraiser at the Tacoma Mall Red Robin. Members of University Pride Special Olympics along with Police Officers from Pierce County, Fircrest, Tacoma, Steilacoom and Ruston, spent the day raising money and awareness for Special Olympics of Washington.
During the day, $3,383.80 was raised for the LETR Campaign.
The campaign is an international fundraising program presented by the law enforcement community to benefit Special Olympics programs throughout the world. In Washington State the LETR Campaign raises money to support Special Olympic Athletes in our state. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and it allows them to experience joy and friendship.
Officers investigated a report of a possible elder abuse situation on the south end of town. The complaint came to us through Adult Protective Services. We met with investigators from Adult Protective Services and determined there was no neglect or abuse involving our citizen. Officers noted that I was nice that in this case there was no abuse occurring, as in so many cases our elderly are being abused or taken advantage of.
This past week, Fircrest officers were contacted by Detective Paul Fieldseth of the Champlin, Minnesota Police Department regarding a mother who had taken her two daughters out of the state of Minnesota in violation of a Minnesota Court Order. The detective had reason to believe the mother was residing in the Rainier Apartments in Fircrest. Local officers did some checking and found that in fact the subject was staying in the apartments. They subsequently contacted the subject and advised her of the court order and her need to obey it. The father flew in from Minnesota and took custody of the children, which the mother brought to our police department to conduct the exchange.