Fifteen officers of the Greenwich Police Department got their heads shaved to help raise money for cancer research.

“Police officers by the nature of our work are forced to be part of the most negative aspects of the community,” said Lt. Kraig Gray, spokesman for the department. “By participating off-duty in charitable events, like St. Baldrick's, it allows the officer to be part of the positive energy of society. What better way than to help sick children?”

The event, held at Bradford’s Grill and Tavern in Stamford, brought in a total of $20,000 for St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding research to help infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers.

Officer Ernie Mulhern has traditionally organized the officers to participate in the event. This year the group raised $3,790. Mastro was the top earner with $1,550. Two sons of officers Kordick and Nooper and the Police Headquarters custodian, Raul, had the second most amount of hair cut off for the evening.  

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