Pennington County Sheriff’s Office unveils new vehicle honoring Special Olympics

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Tuesday, unveiled a new vehicle in its fleet representing a decades long relationship between law enforcement and the Special Olympics.

The new patrol unit presented by Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom and Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris at Black Hills Harley Davidson Tuesday. Black Hills Harley supports Special Olympics through events like the Polar Plunge and Fall Convoy. The new pickup is wrapped with Special Olympics themed artwork recognizing the Sheriff Office’s unique relationship with Special Olympics South Dakota.

Kevin Thom said “I think it shows a commitment from law enforcement to Special Olympics and in particular the athletes. So hopefully when they see it driving around town it’s inspirational for the athletes like they are for us.”

The new vehicle goes into service immediately. However, the Polar Plunge fundraiser at Black Hills Harley Davidson has been postponed to June 6.

Organizers say they may consider a name change this year to the ‘Solar Plunge’.

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