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Local police and fire officials have their heads shaved for a good cause
by: LOPD Sgt. Jay Weitman,

If you get close to some of Lake Oswego's finest - police officers and firefighters - you may notice that many of them are sporting new do's. That's because members of both the Lake Oswego fire and police departments joined others in shaving their heads to help raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation for childhood cancer research. Local officers along with players from the Portland Trailblazers and the LumberJax, showed up throughout the day Monday at Vital Barbershop in Bridgeport Village to have their heads shaved. Participating around 5:30 a.m. Monday were members of the LOPD, including, clockwise from above photo, Traffic Motor Officer Jeff Oliver; Sgt. Mike McIrvin with one of the barbers; and the LOPD team of (back row, from left) Officer Martin Bradford, Sgt. Mike McIrvin, Sgt. Jay Weitman and Sgt .John Brent and front row in blue, Traffic Motor Officer Jeff Oliver. According to Weitman, 'as of today, our team has raised $1,440, and the pre-event today raised a total of $3,000.' He said the main shaving event will be at Baracuda's in Portland where the goal will be to raise $100,000.