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SPD gearing up for first ever SBY Special Olympics truck pull

SPD gearing up for first ever SBY...

SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury Police and the Salisbury Fire Department have teamed up to help bring the first ever Special Olympics Truck Pull to downtown.

The event will take place starting at 9am April 29 in front of the Government Building. 

The cost is $25 dollars per person for teams of 10 and proceeds from the event will go to the Special Olympics organization.

Teams will compete pulling one of the Salisbury Fire Departments ladder trucks 30 feet. The fastest time will win.

Det. Jason Caputo and Sgt. Thomas Hitty from the Salisbury Police Department are heading the event.

Caputo said they originally started out with the idea of pulling a water truck, but that was too easy.

"We pulled that and it was way too easy so somebody said let's move it up to the ladder truck and I was a little hesitant at first and that is a challenge. So that's what we've gone up to is the ladder truck, we're going to attempt to pull that and the biggest thing is eat your breakfast in the morning and get ready to pull," Caputo said.

Caputo said they will also have a celebrity team in the event complete with Mayor Jake Day, the police chief Barbara Duncan and the fire chief Richard Hoppes.

Those that want to donate, but don't want to enter a team can still make donations to the cause.

Anyone interested in signing up or donating are asked to call the Salisbury Police Department.

 


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