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Local correctional officers win plane pull fundraiser

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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Corrections officers pulled this 164,000-pound plane (top) 12 feet at the 2012 FedEx Plane Pull on Saturday, Aug. 25. Putnamville post team members included Kevin Daniels, Harley Crabb, Darrin Chaney, Howard Lewis, Jackie Walker, Troy Keith, J.R. Smith, Riley Decker, Gary Goss, Michael Scales, Mathew King, Donald Watler, Dayne Upperman, Cody Worthington, Timmy Thiel, Ryan Nicholson, Troy Burnham and Kraig Wallen. They claimed the 2012 FedEx Plane Pull title with a record time of 6.026 secondsand the best uniform contest.
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana Department of Correction raised more than $30,000 for Special Olympics Indiana during the 2012 FedEx Plane Pull Challenge held at the former Indianapolis International Airport on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The Putnamville Correctional Facility Team, calling themselves "The Dark Knight Rises," won the event.

They pulled the 164,000-pound FedEx Boeing 757 across the tarmac in the fastest time in the events history, pulling the plane 12 feet in just 6.026 seconds.

Team members included Kevin Daniels, Harley Crabb, Darrin Chaney, Howard Lewis, Jackie Walker, Troy Keith, J.R. Smith, Riley Decker, Gary Goss, Michael Scales, Mathew King, Donald Watler, Dayne Upperman, Cody Worthington, Timmy Thiel, Ryan Nicholson, Troy Burnham and Kraig Wallen.

The Dark Knight Rises team was also recognized for having the Best Uniform.

"Everyone had a great time and staff represented the facility well," Putnamville superintendent Stanley Knight said. "I'm glad that we were able to contribute to such a worthy cause."

The Indiana Department of Correction has been a longtime supporter of Special Olympics and the FedEx Plane Pull Challenge.

IDOC Commissioner Bruce Lemmon expressed his gratitude to staff who participated.

"It is inspiring to see so many of our staff taking the day off to come out and support a great cause and participate in this event," he said.

"The department is proud of our staff and their continued support for Special Olympics Indiana is a testament to their willingness to give back to the community."

Among the teams that participated from the Department were: the IDOC Special Emergency Response Team, Central Office, Parole Division, Reception Diagnostic Center, Indiana State Prison, Camp Summit, Correctional Industrial Facility, Pendleton Juvenile, Rockville, Plainfield, Logansport Juvenile, Madison, Madison Juvenile, Miami, Wabash Valley, Putnamville, Westville, Pendleton, Edinburgh, and New Castle Correctional Facilities. Donations for Special Olympics also came from Henryville, Branchville, and Chain 'O Lakes Correctional Facilities.PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana Department of Correction raised more than $30,000 for Special Olympics Indiana during the 2012 FedEx Plane Pull Challenge held at the former Indianapolis International Airport on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The Putnamville Correctional Facility Team, calling themselves "The Dark Knight Rises," won the event.

They pulled the 164,000-pound FedEx Boeing 757 across the tarmac in the fastest time in the events history, pulling the plane 12 feet in just 6.026 seconds.

Team members included Kevin Daniels, Harley Crabb, Darrin Chaney, Howard Lewis, Jackie Walker, Troy Keith, J.R. Smith, Riley Decker, Gary Goss, Michael Scales, Mathew King, Donald Watler, Dayne Upperman, Cody Worthington, Timmy Thiel, Ryan Nicholson, Troy Burnham and Kraig Wallen.

The Dark Knight Rises team was also recognized for having the Best Uniform.

"Everyone had a great time and staff represented the facility well," Putnamville superintendent Stanley Knight said. "I'm glad that we were able to contribute to such a worthy cause."

The Indiana Department of Correction has been a longtime supporter of Special Olympics and the FedEx Plane Pull Challenge.

IDOC Commissioner Bruce Lemmon expressed his gratitude to staff who participated.

"It is inspiring to see so many of our staff taking the day off to come out and support a great cause and participate in this event," he said.

"The department is proud of our staff and their continued support for Special Olympics Indiana is a testament to their willingness to give back to the community."

Among the teams that participated from the Department were: the IDOC Special Emergency Response Team, Central Office, Parole Division, Reception Diagnostic Center, Indiana State Prison, Camp Summit, Correctional Industrial Facility, Pendleton Juvenile, Rockville, Plainfield, Logansport Juvenile, Madison, Madison Juvenile, Miami, Wabash Valley, Putnamville, Westville, Pendleton, Edinburgh, and New Castle Correctional Facilities. Donations for Special Olympics also came from Henryville, Branchville, and Chain 'O Lakes Correctional Facilities.


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I guess you could say that they can really pull their weight around.

-- Posted by donantonioelsabio on Sat, Oct 13, 2012, at 9:00 PM


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