Thursday, February 10, 2022

Snow day

Romulus Police Ofc. Rodney Cofield, above, was the department representative in the impromptu sled race for charity that drew officers from 15 downriver law enforcement organizations to a sledding hill in Civic Center Park in Woodhaven during the blizzard last week. Officers from various area departments slid down the embankment on "doughnut" sleds provided by Motor City Canoe Rental in Flat Rock in concentrated efforts to reach the bottom of the hill before their fellow lawmen. The event, prompted by some good-natured and exaggerated trash talk between departments, escalated into a serious charity event which attracted a crowd of about 200 observers rooting for their municipal men in blue. Woodhaven Ofc. Ryan Zimmers won "by a glove" and took home a trophy to prove it. Thanks to generous community support, the event generated $10,000 to be divided between Downriver for Veterans in Wyandotte and Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor. Cofield has been with the Romulus department since 2015 and is the School Building Officer at Romulus High School.  A second police “doughnut” race took place Tuesday.