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Capitol Police donate pedal power

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BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal Sgt. Randy Smith on Friday rides one of the 16 bikes Capitol Police bought for needy children in the lobby of the Capitol. Pictured in background from left is Salvation Army Capt. Erica Helton, officer Chuck Brummer, Sgt. Sam Logar and Capitol Police Chief Brad Valladon. Valladon said the money they were able to raise went further this year because Wal-Mart provided discounts and the Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety contributed helmets to go with the bicycles. Other officers who helped with the donations in addition to Valladon, Smith, Brummer and Logar are Ken Hewlett, Stan McGarry, Mike Bushley, Mike Petti, Clark Mann, Michael Fox, Jay Logue and Art Rumple. In addition, Keri Halvorsen and Sgt. Tony Garparino of Las Vegas contributed.
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Capitol police officers try out some of the 16 bicycles they bought for needy children in the Carson City area.

Chief Brad Valladon said the money they were able to raise went further this year because Wal-Mart provided discounts to help maximize their buying power and the Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety contributed helmets to go with the bicycles.

“I’m always very proud of our officers, particularly at a time like this when they reach out to brighten Christmas morning for those who need a little extra help,” Valladon said.

The Carson City officers who donated in addition to Valladon are Sgts. Randy Smith and Sam Logar, officers Ken Hewlett, Stan McGarry, Mike Bushley, Mike Petti, Clark Mann, Chuck Brummer, Michael Fox, Jay Logue and Art Rumple. In addition, Keri Halvorsen and Sgt. Tony Garparino of Las Vegas contributed.