By Jake Griffin
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - “We’re done!” was the first thing Harrison Police Capt. Jack Tremain said as he ventured ashore following the Friday afternoon completion of a 75 mile canoe and kayak trip.
The crew with Harrison Police and Fire Canoeing for a Cure arrived at the Tanners Creek Boat Ramp in Lawrenceburg just ahead of schedule at 2:00 p.m.
Tremain was a long time captain of the Harrison Police Department’s Relay for Life team. He said he wanted to do something before retirement to make an even bigger impact than years prior. Canoeing for a Cure raised more than $5,000 for the American Cancer Society, Tremain said previously.
Capt. Tremain said that it was the most physically draining thing that he and the other team members have ever endured, but is nothing in relation to the struggle that those with cancer face each day.
The captain of the Harrison Fire Department and the other participants – Officer Bill Staggs, Fire Chief Rob Hursong, firefighter Robbie Hurson, and Katie Knue – grew closer on this journey and learned to work together even better.
Tremain has said that there are already plans to have a larger group in a second Canoeing for the Cure next Summer, although it may be on a trip shorter than 75 miles.
Learn more about the excursion on the Harrison Police and Fire Canoeing for a Cure Facebook page.