darren krause/metro calgary
Usually, the suite at the top of a building is a penthouse, but that won’t be the case for where a trio of local law enforcement officers are staying for the next three days.
Const. Kerry Smith of the Calgary Police Service, Alberta Sheriff Rob Marsh and Calgary Transit officer Jordan King were hoisted atop the Wal-Mart at Northland Drive and Crowchild Trail
N.W. yesterday, where they will be living for three nights and four days in an effort to raise money for the Special Olympics during the “Free the Fuzz” campaign.
“I’m expecting heat, I’m expecting cold … and God willing, no wind,” said Smith, who is doing the overnighter for the first time.
Little more than a canvas lean-to stands between the officers and the elements as they aim to raise $25,000 over the weekend. Donations made at the location will help “free” the officers from the roof.
“It makes a lot of difference to the athletes and the programs,” said Jeff Riddell, Athlete’s Rep for the board of directors for the Special Olympics, of the fundraising efforts by the local cops.