Duluth police chief to jump into Lake Superior on Thursday

Mike Tusken.

Three siblings reached their fundraising goal, meaning Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken will jump into the lake.

And not just any lake.

Brea, Dawson and Bryce Parrott launched a campaign last week to raise money for the purpose of buying meals from local restaurants to reward front-line medical workers, a Duluth police news release explained. They exceeded their $5,000 goal, reaching $5,430 as of Monday afternoon. In honor of their achievement, Tusken will jump into Lake Superior at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

The city announced Wednesday that Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj will also be jumping into the lake.

The two will jump from the Duluth Fire Department's watercraft called Marine 19. The event will take place in front of Silos Restaurant at Pier B, 800 W. Railroad St. in Duluth. Parking will be available at Pier B.


The event will be livestreamed on the Duluth Police Department's Facebook page .

It's not too late to participate in the effort and buy more meals for more medical workers. The Parrotts' Go Fund Me page is at .

This story was updated at 3:52 PM April 29 with information on the location of the event and news that the fire chief would be joining. It was originally posted at 4:10 p.m. April 27.

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