Ithaca, N.Y. — The president of the United States is not going to be doing the ice bucket challenge. But should the president of Cornell?

In a video posted Wednesday, Chief of Police Kathy Zoner “called out” President David Skorton for the ice bucket challenge, which involves dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head in support of ALS research.

The video by the Cornell University Police Department shows Zoner, fully dressed in uniform, get the ice dumped on her head. She says she had been twice nominated for the ice bucket event.

“I decided to come here, to my place of business, to let my challenger go ahead and dump the bucket,” she said. “They don’t get that chance very often.”

She dedicates doing so to someone who died of ALS. In addition to challenging Skorton, Zoner nominates her three children for the ice bucket event.

Cornell Police Chief Kathy Zoner gets ice dumped on her head.
Cornell Police Chief Kathy Zoner gets ice dumped on her head.

The video can be seen here.

After the deed is done, Zoner looks up with her hands out as a round of applause begins.

To donate to ALS Association, see here.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.