FTPD participated in firefighters' Mudd Run at Tussey Mountain

Date: April 30, 2019

A team of Ferguson Township Police Department (FTPD) officers and administrative staff ran the HardCore Mudd Run 5K on Saturday, April 20, at Tussey Mountain. 

Sergeant Ryan Hendrick said this was a team-building event for the Department. “Our profession requires us to work as a unified team. The more efficiently we do that, the better we are at serving our community.” 

Founded by firefighters, the HardCore Mudd Run raises money each year to help support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and PSU THON. Each HardCore Mudd Run is a fun, challenging and safe event designed to push participants to their limits. The courses use the environment, the elements, adrenaline-packed obstacles and real world firefighter training simulations to challenge participants at every turn. 

The organizers pulled from their firefighting background to create challenges and obstacles inspired by real world firefighter training. The teamwork-based obstacles are engineered to bring people together and inspire participants to help each other through the course as a team. 

Hendrick explained that the T-shirts they wore, emblazoned with the phrase, “Cops: Because firefighters need heroes, too,” reflect their strong relationship with and mutual respect for our local firefighters. “We have each other’s back," he said.



Participating from the FTPD: 

Detective Caleb Clouse
JoAnna Harter
Sergeant Ryan Hendrick
Kara Holliday
Officer Kevin Laudenslager   
Detective Jon Mayer      
Officer Lauren Neely
Officer Shawn Slater
Detective Brian Wakefield

Photos by Hardcore Mudd Run and used with their permission