You may have heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for the fight against ALS known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
This afternoon deputies from the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office took the challenge. They were challenged by Melissa Wiley, daughter of a beloved deputy, Mike Wiley, who lost his battle to ALS almost 11 years ago.
As you can see, these colleagues took the challenge very seriously, borrowing a front-end loader from Head and Engquist Equipment Service to make it a massive ice bucket.
“Law Enforcement is a brotherhood and we miss Mike and what he did for the youth of our parish. He never gave up and only stopped working when he absolutely could not do the job anymore” said Lt. Tommy Carnline. “Getting cold and wet for a few seconds is nothing compared to the challenges the people with ALS go through every day.”
Mike Wiley was a juvenile detective assigned to the Tioga sub-station. His colleagues recall that he only stopped working when he absolutely could no longer do the job.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/15/14