The Riley County Police Department participates in the yearly Special Olympics Kansas Polar Plunge event. 

The 2021 event was held on April 17 in the parking lot of Bill Synder Family Stadium. RCPD held a competition between the five divisions with the following results: 

1st: Support- Dispatchers Amanda Randazzo, Isabelle Terpstra, and Sydney Davis $1,118.26
2nd: Investigations- Detective Jessie Ehrlich $634.42
3rd: Patrol- Officers Kathryn Bunnell and Richard Umble $368.84
4th: Jail- CO Gage Whitmore $344.42
5th: Administrative- PIO Aaron Wintermote $194.42
The Manhattan Polar Plunge event raised a total of $13,000 to help athletes return to play this summer!
For more information on the Special Olympics of Kansas visit
Rachel Pate
Patrol Officer/ LGBTQ+ Liaison
(785) 537-2112 x2486