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Lawkeepers camp out for lofty goal

<p>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.</p>




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Calgary Transit officer Jordan King, Const. Kerry Smith of the CPS and Alberta Sheriff Rob Marsh will be camping out atop the Northland Wal-Mart to raise money for the Special Olympics during the “Free the Fuzz” campaign.





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.















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  • Free the Fuzz is done as a part of the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Nearly $100,000 has been raised since the inception of Free the Fuzz.



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