Officer Jan Childers is an enthusiastic supporter of Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Oregon. For the past six years, she has been the team captain of her Port of Portland Polar Plunge Team. Officer Childers has also participated in Tip a Cop, dodge ball tournaments, sold raffle tickets, and has presented innumerable medals.
What is particularly impressive about Officer Childers' involvement in LETR, is her drive to share her enthusiasm and love for the program with other officers. Her passion for LETR is truly contagious, and has increased volunteerism and camaraderie among Oregon Law Enforcement.
Officer Childers has shared with fellow law enforcement that she volunteers with LETR because she is motivated by the accomplishments of Special Olympics' athletes. In seeing Officer Childers at medal presentations, giving hugs to athletes and grinning from ear to ear, it is readily apparent that Officer Childers is an exemplary Guardian of the Flame.