The Waverly and Piketon, Ohio Police Departments issued hilarious video challenges to each other on social media. So, what’s the beef between these two small-town police departments in Pike County?
It’s all part of the Run For The Badge 5K to raise money for The National Law Enforcement Museum and Memorial. In the opening salvo, Waverly Police Chief Zachary Dixon called Piketon Police Chief Brock Clemmons and declared that the citizens of Waverly can raise more money for the cause than Piketon residents. Dixon said, “My department is putting a team together to run in this. We wanted to issue a challenge to your department. because, quite frankly, I’m sure our community is going to get behind us and raise more donations that your department can.”
Chief Dixon then suggested Chief Clemmons have a donut while he mulled over the challenge. Dixon shared a video of himself decked out in wild workout gear practicing for the event.
Piketon Police responded with a video of their own. Chief Brock Clemmons is shown running before taking Chief Dixon’s advice to grab a donut. Clemmons then looks into the camera and says, “Challenge accepted.”
In a statement on the department’s Facebook page, Clemmons posted, “Chief Brock Clemmons would like to state CHALLENGE ACCEPTED to Chief Dixon of Waverly Police Department. I believe our village can do better!!!!!!”
The National Run for the Badge 5K is scheduled for Saturday, October, 10. The event will be held as a global virtual event and you can participate from anywhere in the world.
You can choose to register and join the run or just contribute to support participating officers.
Locally, the run will take place at Bristol Park in Waverly. Register by September 25th, 2020 to get a t-shirt, runner’s bib, and medallion in the mail by October 10th. Both runners and walkers can participate. The race starts at 10 am on October 10.
The race at Bristol Park will begin at 10 a.m. October 10th. You may register the day of the race beginning at 9 a.m. Good luck to all and we hope to see you there!
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