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Climbers scale building to raise money for good cause

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O'Fallon, Mo police officer Jill Bloomfield scaled the side of a local hotel to raise money for the Special Olympics on October 29. Credit: KMOV O'Fallon, Mo police officer Jill Bloomfield scaled the side of a local hotel to raise money for the Special Olympics on October 29. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

An O’Fallon, Mo. police officer went to new heights to raise awareness and money for the Special Olympics.

Officer Jill Bloomfield and others rappelled down the side of the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Saturday morning for the event Over the Edge.

“I fortunately get to interact and help people every day. I think it’s important for people to get to see that side of the police department, I think that’s what we’re all here for, everyone wants to help, that’s what we signed up to do and unfortunately it’s not always viewed that way. But it’s cool to participate in events like this that its 100 percent helping people,” said Officer Bloomfield.

Bloomfield has been an officer for nine years. She had never rappelled before but said before the event ready to take on the challenge for a good cause.

“I didn’t realize how tall 17 stories was, it’s high, I’m going to be scared, but it will be fine,” said Bloomfield.

Everyone who took part had to raise at least $1,000.

Bloomfield is still raising money for the event. If you are interested in donating, you can find her page here or donate to the organization itself.

The annual event is hosted by the St. Louis County and St. Louis City Police Department.

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