Ted Rutt

Short Film Directed by Chris Sherlock & Daniel Kopec

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The Truth says ... on Saturday, Jan 29 at 12:49 PM

KOMO News needs to do its job and investigate Officer Rutt; this individual looked the other way as his father-in-law admitted to molesting his female staff members while working at Camp Waskowitz...good work KOMO, real nice job, pathetic...

Bear says ... on Saturday, May 29 at 6:22 PM

Congratulations Ted! Knew you could do it. You are totally awesome and you deserved the win!

Emmy says says ... on Saturday, May 29 at 5:12 PM

Very inspiring film...great job highlighting a man with an amazing passion and ministry to help others! The world needs more Ted Rutts! God Bless!

Ted Rutt says ... on Monday, May 24 at 12:17 AM

I wanted to take this time to thank each and everyone of you who supported me in this event. So many comments from so many great people. You have all showen me that there are so many who truely do care so much for our Special Olympians.

Lacey says ... on Monday, May 24 at 12:06 AM

i have known ofc ted rutt for about 8yrs now, he has been my explorer advisor and hes been like a second dad to me. he goes above and beyond his own needs for everyone else. hes very caring and everyone who knows him loves him, hes the greatest!

Hunter says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 10:39 PM

Great job!

Terence W. says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 10:31 PM

Special Olympics is near and dear to my heart, and they are fortunate to have you. You are an amazing roll model.

J. Adams says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 10:16 PM

Our community is greatful to have you. All that meet you can see that you have a tremendous love for what you do. Great job officer Rutt.

Hoopfester says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 9:50 PM

What an amazing story. I really like what you stand for, you show the athletes that they can achieve any thing that they try. Thank you for caring.

Chan says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 9:22 PM

Our family likes your video. We are giving our vote to you. You seem like a great man.

Trooper says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 8:47 PM

E. WA. Is behind you all the way.

Barnes Family says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 8:22 PM

Excellent video! We love seeing you at the claim jumper events you make it so fun. You are an awesome man. Thank you, we appreciate you!

SCR says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 7:58 PM

You deserve to win this.Rock on!

M. Miller says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 7:39 PM

Incredible story. Your efforts and ongoing support for those kids is so heart warming you deserve to win. Thank you, you are special.

G. Anderson says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 7:08 PM

By far your video is the best! you have my vote.

The Dean family says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 6:50 PM

Thank you for all your years of support for the Special Olympics. You are such a gift.

R. Cooper says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 6:32 PM

I am very impressed with your video. It's a heart tugger. Thank God for you and all the good people that give so much of themselves and their time. I send my vote to you.

Anonymous says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 6:07 PM

Keep up the great work. You are an awesome person.

Bill & Rae says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 5:28 PM

We love your video. We hope you win!

T. Runner says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 4:46 PM

All these beautiful comments really shows how much you are loved and respected. You are a great man with a passion that will forever keep going. You are an inspiration to many.

onewaycharlie says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 3:59 PM

Still pulling for you dude.

Bob Hathaway says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 2:45 PM

Each and every one of you deserve all of the accolades that you can get. I hope that you keep up the good work for a very long time. It has been an honor to have been nominated with such a strong group of people. This truly is Bob Hathaway.

Jeff says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 12:49 PM

I applaud the hard work that you do. Thank you!

Rod says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 12:16 PM

The dedication you give these kids is so wonderful. Way to go Ted.

Tukwila Resident says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 10:18 AM

Great story! Very inspirational, you have done so much for the community. You deserve to be honored!

Catherine B. says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 10:06 AM

Nice work.

Marty says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 10:05 AM

Good job got to love that fishing pole!

Donna says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 9:58 AM

Vote for Officer Rutt! Yahoo!

Greg says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 9:54 AM

The Special Olympics has been Ted's never ending love for many many years, and I'm sure for many many more. Way to go buddy.

Raven says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 9:24 AM

YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marg & elliot says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 9:08 AM

You touch so many lives, we are honored to vote for your amazing video. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

J. Jackson says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 8:49 AM

Your a good man I vote for you.

Quach says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 8:39 AM

Thank you

The Nelsons says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 8:30 AM

We love you Officer Rutt! We loved the video! And we are voting for you!

Albert says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 8:17 AM

Officer Rutt is an amazing roll model in our community. We are proud to have him here. The video shows what a great man he is.

Bear says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 7:02 AM

Incredible is what you are. All the long hours,hard work that you do. You deserve to be recognized in a huge way.

Jack & Alva says ... on Friday, May 21 at 8:57 PM

Officer Rutt is always so positive and helpful, his energy is limitless. The video is fantastic just like you.

Alanna C. says ... on Friday, May 21 at 8:38 PM

You got my vote... Hands down by far the best put together short film in the bunch. Way to go guys.

Steph & Greg says ... on Friday, May 21 at 8:36 PM

Way to get the word out there. We loved your video and the Special Olympics. Our votes for you. We hope you win and your video gets seen at the Seattle Film Festival.

Todd says ... on Friday, May 21 at 8:22 PM

Ted puts his heart and soul into everything that he does. He really cares so much for kids. The video is a great story.

The WII-STER says ... on Friday, May 21 at 8:09 PM

Double thumbs up on your video, my vote is for you.

rasmussen family says ... on Friday, May 21 at 8:01 PM

Way to go.

James family says ... on Friday, May 21 at 7:59 PM

The video really captures the love and passion that you have for the kids, they are so fortunate to have you in their lives.

Eunice says ... on Friday, May 21 at 7:43 PM

I send you my support all the way. You are a very kind young man.

Mike & Marlene says ... on Friday, May 21 at 7:26 PM

Officer Rutt you deserve as many heartfelt compliments that all of us can shower on you, to show you how much we appreciate you.Thank you for all you do.

Howie says ... on Friday, May 21 at 7:11 PM

Hats off to you! I enjoyed your video, you are a great man.

Anonymous says ... on Friday, May 21 at 6:56 PM

Officer Rutt is a genuinely good hearted person. Dearly loved in the community. Thank you Officer Rutt. The video was wonderful.

Shayna Lee says ... on Friday, May 21 at 6:44 PM

Proud to give my vote.

Chewelah says ... on Friday, May 21 at 6:32 PM

very nice video. You are a busy man. You got the Chewelah vote!

SCR says ... on Friday, May 21 at 6:12 PM

Ted takes on challenges that many of us wouldn't, and he always sees them through, no matter what. Ted you rock! I wish you loads of luck.

Don says ... on Friday, May 21 at 5:54 PM

Ted is a mentor for the kids. He helps them to believe in themselves and to be all they can be. Thanks Ted

zstrapsr2cool says ... on Friday, May 21 at 4:35 PM

Thank you for just being you!

Erica says ... on Friday, May 21 at 4:33 PM

Good luck Officer Rutt you can count on my vote.

Lowell at Deer Park says ... on Friday, May 21 at 2:34 PM

Would like to extend my best wishes. It sounds like you are a remarkable man.

Bernice B. says ... on Friday, May 21 at 2:12 PM

Officer Rutt deserves recognition for his outstanding contributions, he is a treasure to the community.

Tukwila Resident says ... on Friday, May 21 at 1:51 PM

We are so lucky to have you representing our community.All of your hard work and devotion is beautiful. We love you, and we thank you.

The whitlocks says ... on Friday, May 21 at 9:49 AM

The special olympics is very near and dear to our hearts, it takes someone with a good heart to devote so much time and energy. We are happy to give you our vote.

RTC says ... on Friday, May 21 at 9:20 AM

Great story & good luck.

Torch Runner says ... on Friday, May 21 at 9:16 AM

You have a tremendous amount of love and support behind you. We love you.

Agness J. says ... on Friday, May 21 at 8:54 AM

The video captured my heart. It gives me a good feeling inside. You are an angel. I thank God for people like you.

Natasha says ... on Friday, May 21 at 8:27 AM

You are making a difference and that is what counts and the magnitude of your generosity is absolutely marvelous. Thank you ever so much.

Greenshed444 says ... on Friday, May 21 at 7:55 AM

Loved the video!!!!!!! My vote is 4u. Good luck!!!!!!!

Casey N. says ... on Friday, May 21 at 7:26 AM

You have such a positive influence in the community. No wonder you are loved by so many. Thank you for caring so much to make a difference in so many lives.

meescha says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 9:06 PM

You are so nice to do what you do.

Cheney Wa. says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 5:22 PM

We love you in Cheney. The video is awesome. Your work is so inspirational. We are voting for you.

Harleyrider1 says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 4:36 PM

You are a stand up man. And I don't say that about many. You are the man!

Cedar Park says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 4:34 PM

Nice work on the video good luck to you all!

Ty Monson and Family says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 4:19 PM

You are one in a billion and that's why we love you.

Leonard K says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 4:17 PM

The deep commitment that you have for the kids it is so sincere, if we all did what you do the world would be perfect. Thank you Officer Rutt.

CJ at RR in Tukwila says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 4:12 PM

So many years of your life has been spent doing volunteer work for other people, now its our time to show you we are here to supprt you Officer Rutt. Great job!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 3:54 PM

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone... SO THANK YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH. The volunteer work you do is above and beyond what most people think about doing.

pizzagirl05 says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 3:49 PM

What a great job you do. Wish we all had whatever it is you have to keep you so dedicated.

Cascade View Staff says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 3:45 PM

Were voting for you! Way to got Officer Rutt. We love you.

Kellie Mae says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 3:43 PM

The girls and I loved your video and we all wore our DARE shirts today. Our votes for you!

Dana in Redmond says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 3:41 PM

I know im not the first to say this and I wont be the last but, thank you Officer Rutt I think you are the BEST.

Al says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 3:31 PM

It's just not right to cheat at voting then wear a law enforcement uniform and carry a torch.

Buddy says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 3:25 PM

Great video very motivational!

guy says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 3:24 PM

Nicely done.

Jaywalker says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 3:08 PM

Hope your video wins, because you deserve to win. All of your hard work you should be recognized for it. Good luck!

Kirby says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 1:00 PM

The video is great! You do amazing work and for so many years you have never stopped. Good Luck, you deserve to win.

The Geekster says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 11:37 AM

Excellent film. It shows how generous and inspirational you are. I am very impressed. My vote is for you.

Cougs Fan says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 10:51 AM

We are pulling for you! We love you. You are #1

Molly N. says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 10:30 AM

Good luck!

Mica says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 10:30 AM

The film about you and the support that you give to special Olympics is by far the best. I give you my support.

Hailey Phillips says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 10:19 AM

You are the best volunteer! I hope you win.

Dr. Pepper says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 10:18 AM

You are a fun loving type of guy. Way to go Teddy.

Chigger says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 10:04 AM

I like what you do! My vote is for you!

James says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 9:11 AM

Ted makes things possible and does it with a smile on his face. You deserve to win buddy.

onewaycharlie says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 8:44 AM

Making a difference in the lives of others. I am so impressed and humbled. Thank God for people like you.

Trev says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 8:13 AM

You are a good man officer Rutt, anyone that knows you knows what a outgoing, respectable man you are.

Buildertwitt says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 7:52 AM

Fantastic moving video,Good job buddy!

Scrapy1 says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 7:40 AM

Oh yeah! yours is the best! This votes for you cauz your the Best!!

Louis says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 7:25 AM

Slingin some support your way. I'm votin for your video. It was pretty darn good, and so are you.

Looney at Loon Lake says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 6:22 AM

Saw the video GREAT JOB! I take my hat off to you.

Leighton P. says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 AM

Thank you for supporting a great charity. My vote is for you.

Recycler says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 5:27 AM

Excellent video! I apperciate the time you sacrifice to help others. It shows what a beautiful person you are, and I thank you ever so much.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 4:59 AM

Thank you for supporting the Special Olympics. You are nice.

HENRY4HIRE says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:55 PM

Good job.

Josephine says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:28 PM

The film touched my heart It made me feel warm and fuzzy. I am so glad that there are people in the world like you. Thank you for helping the kids.

Wesley L. says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 6:48 PM

I really liked watching the video. You seem to really have a lot of energy to be able to do everything that you do. I vote for you.

Clint says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 5:34 PM

Saw your flyer in Spokane I checked out video, it was great,, glad I did, my vote is for you. Hope you win.

Lucky says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 5:14 PM

Just wanted to let you know the video is such a great piece of work. Very nice, very very nice.

Uriah says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 5:06 PM

Thank you for making this video and supporting the Special Olympics.

thatonekid says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 5:05 PM

Vote for Ted Rutt, Officer Rutt is the man.

Southend says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 4:55 PM

You go Officer Rutt! Your video rocks!

Conner says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 11:51 AM

The time that you give is so amazing. You are one heck of a man.

A.J. says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 11:00 AM

Really great video.

Pullman says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:49 AM

Officer Rutt has a way to make everyone that he meets feel special. But he is the special one. We love you!

Kira F says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:21 AM

You are so sweet. Thank you for all you do for the kids in Tukwila and the Special Olympics.

cherry says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:20 AM

Loved the video thanks for sharing.

Don says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:19 AM

Ted goes the extra mile, he puts 100% into everything he does. Good job Ted!

Kodiak says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 9:38 AM

You really are a generous,and thoughtful person to give so much of your time. Thank you for what you do.

Marcus says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 9:09 AM

Amazing video! It really is inspirational.

T. Runner says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 8:11 AM

You make it happen. Keep it up!

luvs2fly says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:32 AM

Great job buddy.

cool one says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 6:55 AM

Officer Rutt You are too cool. Your generosity is so huge, and you are loved by so many.

Barrie says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 6:25 AM

Way to go Ted!

Curtis says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 6:15 AM

Splendid job on the video!

Hoopfestnut says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 5:51 AM

Everyone really looks up to you. You are inspirational. Good luck.

Joe Smith says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 9:02 PM

Officer Ted Rutt has been an inspiration to so many "Special Olympic People" for so many years.... it has been a real pleasure to work with him on some projects and we look forward to the future with him......He is a real down to earth motivator !!

Pat Curran says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 5:56 PM

This really means alot. I thank you Charlene for sending, my family knows the impact and importance of the Special Olympics and folks that advocate for the disabled in our community. Impressive film Chris, great job! Pat Curran

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 5:56 PM

This really means alot. I thank you Charlene for sending, my family knows the impact and importance of the Special Olympics and folks that advocate for the disabled in our community. Impressive film Chris, great job! Pat Curran

Frank D. says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 5:42 PM

Only a few days left, so every vote counts - keep coming back and vote everyday! Show Special Olympics and LETR and Officer Rutt your support!

texting4fun says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 5:26 PM

Outstanding!

Tommy says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 5:21 PM

I liked your video. You seem really nice.

doubleohseven says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 3:35 PM

Way to go Ted Rutt. You have a ton of community support my man and you have touched thousands of people with your selfless acts. Thank you so much.

Don D. says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 2:12 PM

Thumbs up for you. Good luck.

Opal W. says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 12:49 PM

We are so fortunate to have you in our community. You deserve to win.

Bryce B. says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 12:38 PM

Officer Rutt has so much energy and enthusiasm and you can see that he loves what he does. You rock Officer Rutt.

Chance says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 11:53 AM

I said it once and I will say it again. Ted is a good hearted man that steps up.

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 11:40 AM

We are blessed to have Officer Rutt in our community. Thank you Officer Rutt for all that you do.

S. S. says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 11:30 AM

Ted is a gift that just keeps on giving:)

Wendy H. says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 11:17 AM

Thought your video was moving. You seem to go the extra mile. The kids love you.

Brynna says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 11:06 AM

Give me a T---T Give me an E---E Give me a D---D Whats that spell?--- TED! GO TED!

clover girl says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 10:54 AM

Fantastic video! Good luck Officer Rutt.

CRF450X says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 9:15 AM

GO! I stand behind you, my votes for you. Way to go Ted.

Chuck A. says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 9:07 AM

This vote is for you. I am so impressed by what you do all the events that you put on. You sir are remarkable!

Tukwila S. says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 8:57 AM

We are so proud of our Officer Rutt. You sir are highly respected throughout our community. We got your back!

Sonny says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 8:46 AM

Officer Rutt you are a great role model and a hard worker anyone that meets you can see what a good hearted man you are. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.................

Frank & Carrie B. says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 8:33 AM

What a hard working, selfless man.We are giving you our votes because you deserve them for all your hard work and commitment to such a wonderful cause. Thank you.

Doughnut lover says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 8:25 AM

Back to vote for the best of the best!

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:33 AM

The love for what you do shows. I am proud to have you representing my community. We see you around all the time and you are always so nice. Thank you Officer Rutt, we hope you win!

The Jones Family says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:27 AM

We love you and we are backing you all the way.

WSU says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:22 AM

Ted you are amazing and we all hope that you win!

Tuk Res says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:14 AM

The community thanks you! And we love you!

Ray says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:08 AM

You do a great job at whatever you do. The love is behind you.

Colin says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:56 AM

No one deserves this recognition more than you do.

Special O Supporter says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:53 AM

We love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bear says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:50 AM

You are a great man, and I am behind you all the way.

SCR says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:40 AM

Ted you are a remarkable man. You give so much and you are the most devoted person that I know. You have a positive impact on everyone that meets you. The world needs more people like you.

Clarence O. says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:32 AM

I can't believe that someone used your name and wrote a bad comment. Well we all know that you would never say something like that. You are an outstanding man with integrity and compassion, and a real love for what you do. We are behind you 100%.

KOMO says ... on Monday, May 17 at 9:47 PM

Please stop adding negative comments using the contestants names without their knowledge. Thank you.

8==D says ... on Monday, May 17 at 7:17 PM

:)

Ted Rutt says ... on Monday, May 17 at 7:14 PM

i fricken hate charity

Peggy says ... on Monday, May 17 at 6:06 PM

Officer Rutt for many years you have worked exceptionally hard. I vote for you.

Herb & Diane T. says ... on Monday, May 17 at 6:00 PM

Your a great man! We hope that you win.

Harold says ... on Monday, May 17 at 5:54 PM

Your video is awesome! you have so much drive. I wish I had your energy. You are a good dude.

C. & C. J. says ... on Monday, May 17 at 5:37 PM

You are a great asset to our community. The video told the story of the dedication that you have for the Special Olympics. You are loved because you give love. Thank you for all that you do.

Proud Tukwila Resident says ... on Monday, May 17 at 5:29 PM

So proud to have you in our community. We have seen you for years doing so many fund raising events, now it's time for us to show you we care about you,and we support you 100%.

Vance & Miranda says ... on Monday, May 17 at 5:23 PM

What a true hero. The time and hard work that you give is wonderful. We hope you know you are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

LETR Mo. says ... on Monday, May 17 at 5:15 PM

Sending some support your way. Good luck buddy.

Red says ... on Monday, May 17 at 3:16 PM

Who's Da Man? You Da man!

Thanh family says ... on Monday, May 17 at 2:52 PM

Thank you officer Rutt. We are voting for you.

Doughnut lover says ... on Monday, May 17 at 2:47 PM

I am happy to vote for you. I believe that you deserve all the votes. You are a dedicated man. Thank you!

Anonymous says ... on Monday, May 17 at 2:42 PM

The fund raising dedication that you do is Bodacious! You are the man!!

Tukwila Resident says ... on Monday, May 17 at 2:35 PM

We are so proud to have such a remarkable role model for our community. Thank you Officer Rutt! You are the BEST!!

A dare kids Mom says ... on Monday, May 17 at 2:28 PM

You were my son's dare officer I believe that you influenced him to be all that he can be. He is a beautiful boy that has never touched drugs, alcohol,or tobacco. Thank you officer Rutt.

Edna J. says ... on Monday, May 17 at 2:20 PM

Your commitment is inspirational. You are a remarkable young man.

Melvin R. says ... on Monday, May 17 at 1:57 PM

A man who gives as much as you do, is a wonderful man. Your love and care for what you do is outstanding.

Beeden says ... on Monday, May 17 at 1:47 PM

I am giving my vote to you. Because I think you are the community champion hands down.

Shonda S. says ... on Monday, May 17 at 1:38 PM

I just read a posting on superheroes for washington families-parentmap dot com about you officer Rutt. WOW!! you are a super hero. You sir deserve alot of recognition for your efforts. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sierra Jackson says ... on Monday, May 17 at 12:45 PM

Mr. Rutt your video is my favorite. I like the one for Tears also but something about your video made me want to smile and cry so I vote for you.

Shelly says ... on Monday, May 17 at 12:43 PM

Good one!

melloyello99 says ... on Monday, May 17 at 12:38 PM

Foster High School Class of '03 is on your side. Just saw a post on Facebook so I posted one too. We love you Officer Rutt.

Joe says ... on Monday, May 17 at 12:34 PM

Theodore looks like your fan club has arrived. Nice video and you look good the message is good too.

Mandie says ... on Monday, May 17 at 12:31 PM

Hey VOTE for this video. Officer Rutt is AWESOME.

Quinn says ... on Monday, May 17 at 12:01 PM

Excellent video! I give you a standing ovation. You deserve a medal.

Anonymous says ... on Monday, May 17 at 11:45 AM

I saw your movie and now reading all the comments made about you I feel you are someone very special, you are definitely getting my vote.

Cougs fan says ... on Monday, May 17 at 11:36 AM

Ted's fan! We are behind you all the way.

Phil T. says ... on Monday, May 17 at 11:29 AM

I saw the video. I feel so guilty that I don't volunteer as much as I should and it has me motivated to more. I know it will never compare to what you do, but you are one of a kind. I thank you sir for all your devotion and hard work that you do.

Olga and Jorge says ... on Monday, May 17 at 11:03 AM

We lived in Tukwila for 5 years. My kids miss you Officer Rutt. Great video and best wishes.

Treana says ... on Monday, May 17 at 10:59 AM

Can I get a big OH YEAH!!! That's the way to do it Officer Rutt.

Liz says ... on Monday, May 17 at 10:53 AM

Thank you for all you do, not just as a volunteer but also as a police officer.

Route 1 says ... on Monday, May 17 at 10:48 AM

Tell me your secret. When do you have time for yourself? You work all the time, then you volunteer, and you look great. Thanks for sharing the video, my votes for you.

Yuriy M says ... on Monday, May 17 at 10:43 AM

Very good video hope to see your charity wins.

HR says ... on Monday, May 17 at 10:10 AM

Volunteering for 25 years now thats a real hero. Were routing for your video. Good luck.

UWUWUWUW says ... on Monday, May 17 at 10:03 AM

There you go again, way to go! Keep up the great work.

Jan L. says ... on Monday, May 17 at 10:01 AM

Good job!

D. D. says ... on Monday, May 17 at 9:54 AM

I wish I knew you personally. anyone with that kind of dedication is a great and passionate person. Thank you officer Rutt.

Elias says ... on Monday, May 17 at 9:42 AM

Rutt you are a blessed man. People really are pulling for you. You've spent so many years giving your time and energy I hope you can feel the support behind you.

Gear jammer says ... on Monday, May 17 at 9:37 AM

Keep on truckin.... you are alright even though you are a Bear.

Clark says ... on Monday, May 17 at 9:32 AM

To give is to love.

Twitter junkie says ... on Monday, May 17 at 9:25 AM

Your story is so emotional and heart tugging.

Victoria's friend says ... on Monday, May 17 at 9:23 AM

I am also very sorry for the comments that were posted. You are an amazing man, Officer Rutt! Keep up the good work!

Vi says ... on Monday, May 17 at 9:16 AM

My family tries to go to all of you events, and we see how hard you work, we are very proud to support you.

Dallas says ... on Monday, May 17 at 9:09 AM

You are a true champion. Thank you for supporting Special Olympics.

Sam Becker says ... on Monday, May 17 at 9:08 AM

Nice.

Jeni & Greg says ... on Monday, May 17 at 8:59 AM

In honor of all law enforcement officers, you all go above and beyond the call of duty, wheather it's putting your life on the line or donating precious time for many charities. A heart felt thanks to all of you.

Torch Runner says ... on Monday, May 17 at 8:56 AM

Attention Al: Rigging? Seriously??? Each Special Olympics program raises it's own money and Ted raises money FOR WASHINGTON STATE which is OUR COMMUNITY! Get your info right before you start blabbing!

Special O supporter says ... on Monday, May 17 at 7:51 AM

You are so awesome to give so many years and zillions of hours of time. We love you and so proud to have you supporting such a terrific organization. Thank you Officer Rutt you are tops!

Barrie R. says ... on Monday, May 17 at 7:30 AM

I say, jolly good show ole chap.

Bobbie L. says ... on Monday, May 17 at 7:19 AM

Loved the video! What a guy! The only bad thing that came from the video is: Oh great now I want a Krispy Kreme!

Anonymous says ... on Monday, May 17 at 7:08 AM

what a wonderful story,so heartwarming.

Virgil says ... on Monday, May 17 at 6:46 AM

"They can conquer who believe they can." And that is what you give to the athletes is belief in themselves. Thank you for giving and really caring.

Big Rig says ... on Monday, May 17 at 6:28 AM

Catch ya on the flip flop and we'll have a cup of mud.

Keith & Karen says ... on Monday, May 17 at 6:12 AM

You have a passion and love for what you do and it shows. You have our vote.

Cory P. says ... on Monday, May 17 at 6:01 AM

Thank you seems such a small token of gratitude to say to someone that has such a big heart. God Bless you always. And a big THANK YOU!!

Tinua Pafallaou says ... on Monday, May 17 at 1:55 AM

WWTD? Thats the new question. What would Ted do? Ted would set up an event to raise money and awareness and get whatever needs to be done, done.

Lori @ WMS says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 11:16 PM

One word... IMPRESSED.

makingbaddecisionssince1977 says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 11:11 PM

I have a new motto to live by: Let me win, if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt. You are truly golden. The love and dedication for what you do is felt thru the computer screen when you watch that movie.

Solosolo Matafeo says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 11:06 PM

My grandfather said Good Luck in Somoan. We wish you all the best. You do great things Officer Rutt.

R. Matafeo says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 11:02 PM

IA MANUIA

J. Walker says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 8:24 PM

Dude your video is rad.

BeanieBaby says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 8:21 PM

WOW! I think you are a really good guy. Special Olympics is a great group to volunteer for.

HotMama in Ontario says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 8:17 PM

Way to go Rutt! Keep it up big guy.

Jamba Juice Ryan says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 8:12 PM

Anytime we support you sir!

Reba says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 7:59 PM

Love you and the little video. GOOD JOB!

Mrs. X says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 7:43 PM

Oh what a sweet man you are. I like your attitude. Volunteers like you are one in a million.

Yaya says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 7:38 PM

Really really good video. We are all blessed to know you. Thank you, Gracias, Merci Bo Coup, Danke Schoen etc.

GradGirl says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 7:36 PM

What a tear jerker. Your tops in my book.

Redhead says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 7:28 PM

Just watched your video and I loved it :)

Gracie and Jenny says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 7:26 PM

We love you Officer Rutt. My Mom said to tell you she will vote for you too.

E.R.J. says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 7:24 PM

You got it bud. Good job.

Nonny says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 7:21 PM

Great!

Sondra says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 7:21 PM

Heard about your contest at my Adrian's carnival today. Wish I heard about it sooner. You can count on our vote thats for sure.

Lucy says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 7:18 PM

Loved it... Thanks for sharing. You got my vote.

C.G. Tran says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 7:00 PM

Great job.

Mohamed M says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 6:58 PM

Officer Rutt is the BEST.

Heffalump says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 6:56 PM

Read a little bit about what was going on this week on my sisters FB posting, I was appalled. You sir appear to be a wonderful person with a love for helping others. Good luck.

Jess George says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 6:52 PM

What a guy! My votes for you.

Bronson family says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 3:24 PM

Hands down you deserve recognition for all that you do. We loved the video it touched our hearts.

Chance says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 3:12 PM

Officer Rutt you are a good hearted man.

Mitchell family says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 2:58 PM

We love the video. You are such a special man to give so much for as many years as you have. The special olympics is so important and it could't survive without people like you.Thanks to you and so many others that give so freely.

Doug W. says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 2:33 PM

My vote is 4 u officer Rutt,you should be honored for the long hard hours and many years that you contribute to such a worthy cause. Thank you so very very much.

Mr. Hamlin says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 11:12 AM

I am voting for you, because you are so great with the athlete's. I can see how you inspire them. Thank you for all the years that you have devoted.

J. McClure says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 11:03 AM

You give so much. Now it's time for you to see what a gem you are. You are a such a kind, caring, and hard working man that goes above and beyond.

Dare kids mom says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 10:54 AM

My kids graduated from your class too! They think you are awesome and very nice. So we have to vote for you because we know the outstanding work that you have done throught the years. The video was great. We love you!!!!

S. Stark says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 10:48 AM

True blessings in lives come from the kindness of others. You sir are a blessing.

Whelan Family says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 10:44 AM

Very happy to vote for you. You touched our hearts with your dedication and love for the special olympics. Thank you!

Volvo Mom says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 10:26 AM

Oh yah, were voting for you and we all enjoyed your video.

Volvo Mom says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 10:25 AM

All 4 of my kids graduated from your dare program at Cascade View. They still talk about you. Maddie saw you at the mall yesterday but you looked busy or she would have said hello. :)

Zilla Berdy says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 10:19 AM

Darn good story very happy to vote for someone with such a big heart.

Tanissa says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 10:18 AM

WOW you look great Officer Rutt. Nice video thanks for all you do not just for SO but for the kids at our schools with the DARE program and the Explorer program.

Dr. Brooks DDS says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 10:12 AM

Thank you for being one of the good guys.

Ileana says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 10:11 AM

My mom told me to vote for you and I watched your video but I watched the other ones too. I liked yours and the one for Tears and Regina House. I want to vote for all 3 but since I only get one vote I will vote for you .

Sophong Ng says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 10:06 AM

Thank you for sharing your story. You need more than 8 minutes to share what you do.

Flaca & Flaco says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 10:04 AM

Very nice we will vote for you.

M. Berg says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 9:52 AM

The video brought warmth to my heart. You are a great man to give so much of yourself.

T. Wilcox says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 9:39 AM

You touch so many lives with your dedication and kindness, you are a true blessing. Thanks so much.

Carrie says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 9:24 AM

The world's a whole lot better place because of people like you who give real joy and pleasure by the nice things they do. Thank you officer Rutt.

Ralph says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 9:01 AM

The award is for community service but votes can come from anywhere right? Why can't someone outside the state vote for the video they like the best for work they do in their community? Officer Rutt's work is commendable and I like his video best.

Joey says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 7:02 AM

Good job on a job well done!

M Dhali says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 4:22 AM

an amazing man does what u do. we c u @ the TCC, the mall, the library, the school, & know how important u r 2 this community. we love u officer rutt & everything about u.

Ahmed says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 4:17 AM

You Da Man!

Gary & Becky says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 8:26 PM

We love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck.

Bob W. says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 8:18 PM

I voted for you. I hope you win. You deserve recognition for what you do.

Gunther says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 8:11 PM

Officer Rutt the world is a better place with you in it. If we all could be like you, wouldn't things be grand? You are tops in my book. Thank you for kindness and patience with the kids.

Mitch & Shelly says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 8:02 PM

You have Heart. A big one at that, we are so moved by what you do and we thank you. The video is really neat the kids are so lucky to have you. God Bless you.

Coral says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 7:53 PM

Fantastic job! You really are an amazing person.

Levi says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 7:44 PM

You rock. What an amazing person you are to give so much of your time for so many years. Not many do what you do,and I appreciate everyone that does. Thank you.

Brittany Miller says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 5:49 PM

I love what you are doing for the Special Olympics and you have an awsome video its amazing.

Charlie P. says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 2:45 PM

I want to say thank you for all the years of support for the special olympics, now it's time for everyone to support you. You are the best.

Max says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 2:36 PM

I really like the video. The chant is such an inspiration.

Anonymous says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 2:27 PM

God bless you. You are a remarkable young man.

Betty says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 2:20 PM

Heard about this in Spokane, so I thought I would check out the video. I am so in support of you. The time you give is a wonderful thing. I am definitely going to pass this on. Good luck to you and thank you.

Jason B. says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 2:09 PM

You are a good dude. You give so much. Thanks!

Craig says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 2:03 PM

Thank you officer Rutt, You are the best.

Larry says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 1:47 PM

I'm voting for your video, due to the fact that you work so hard at every charity that you do and you do more than any one I know. You are the man.

Derek S says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 1:44 PM

Wow.

Clark D. says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 1:20 PM

Watched the video, If I could I would shake your hand, you are a great gift to the community. Thank you sir you deserve to win.

Whitmore Family says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 1:02 PM

You have our votes. Great film. We appreciate the hard work that you put into such an important cause. Thank you!

Derek says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 12:55 PM

WOW!

Mason L. says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 12:41 PM

Great job. Your video shows what a great man you are. you have my vote for sure.

D says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 10:03 AM

Heard about you in Illinois. The video was so sweet and touching you have my vote

Marcie N. says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 9:16 AM

The video made me cry and touched my heart. I love what you do for the kids. Your family must be so proud. You are a wonderful man to give so much of yourself and your time. Thank you officer Rutt you are one of a kind.

Big John says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 8:56 AM

Great job. Wish everyone had your dedication. Thank you is really not much so I will do a little more and vote for you.

The Gentleman family says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 8:39 AM

Great video you are truley someone to be admired. Thank you from all of us.

Coyote says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 8:23 AM

What a guy! I know some special needs kids and when they have a genuine caring, giving person like you they thrive and they feel like they con conquer what ever they do. Thank you for what you do.

BCR says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 8:14 AM

You have a heart of gold.

Skeeter says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 8:07 AM

Kudos to you for all you do!:)

Earl J. says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 8:02 AM

What a story I am in awe of the devotion that you give so the kids have a chance to know that they can get through the challenges in life. Thank you, you are amazing!

Sam says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 8:01 AM

Let's hope Brotherton and KOMO cancel the vote next week because of the improprities committed by Torch Run, Special Olympics, and national law enforcement agencies.

Stewart says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 7:32 AM

A vote for you and a big ole thanx for what you do for the kids. You are awesome.

Cam says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 7:25 AM

Heard the word here in Nevada, saw the video. Dude you are the man.

Frank says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 7:17 AM

Behind you all the way.

Bart says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 7:14 AM

Here is my vote for you. I appreciate a man like you.

Sherm says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 7:05 AM

My votes for you.

Sam says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 7:00 AM

GREAT JOB!

Walt says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 6:54 AM

Holy cow you sure do your part and a whole lot of other peoples too! It's amazing what you do. Thank you.

S. Dakota Trucker says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 6:49 AM

Heard about you, saw the video. You got my vote and Im gonna keep spreading the word.

Mark says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 6:33 AM

were here for ya buddy!

M. Elge says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 6:11 AM

We are behind you all the way. The support you give to so many children, for so many many years You deserve to get 100 % support. Thank you so very much for all that you do.

MomeBear says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 12:02 AM

I have known Ted Rutt for many years he deserves to win this community award for the Special Olympics in OUR COMMUNTY. He has a love for all children not to mention all the citizens in his community, Princess, Spacecowboy BlkKnight and I supprt you!!

Al says ... on Friday, May 14 at 10:57 PM

And do YOU realize that this is a COMMUNITY award? If your organization raises $35 million 'globally' why interfere with a LOCAL award for $5 thousand? You should be ashamed not bragging about how Rutt's supporters have rigged a community award.

Torch Runner says ... on Friday, May 14 at 9:52 PM

Do you realize the Torch Run has over 80,000 law enforcement personnel that raise $35 million dollars across the globe? The Torch Run is a family... Ted has THOUSANDS of supporters. When we back someone, we back them 150%! Keep it up, TED!

GLOBOS says ... on Friday, May 14 at 8:53 PM

THANK YOU OFFICER RUTT! YOU ARE A GOOD MAN WITH A GREAT STORY AND AN AWESOME FILM TO SHOW IT OFF.

JJ says ... on Friday, May 14 at 8:45 PM

The short film was great and you have my vote.

A says ... on Friday, May 14 at 5:56 PM

Thank you for everything you do. Good luck!

The jenkins says ... on Friday, May 14 at 5:45 PM

We are with you buddy!

Mike D. says ... on Friday, May 14 at 11:36 AM

Had to let you know Im voting for you. Good luck.

Johnny says ... on Friday, May 14 at 11:20 AM

Thank God for people like you, if everyone would give like you do, the world would be awesome. Thank you. You are really appreciated.

Detroit says ... on Friday, May 14 at 11:15 AM

Ted, I am proud to be your friend and co-worker! Thank you for the dedication and support that you have for a group of people that most people never think about.

A says ... on Friday, May 14 at 11:10 AM

HEY EVERYBODY...I say support the person you want to win vote the way you feel good about and leave the negative attacking battle of the hurtful words out of it. Good luck!!!

Kamiakin says ... on Friday, May 14 at 11:09 AM

its funny, how you can vote over and over again for ur guy, but we can vote for our girl!!!! Get over it and just enjoy this incredible oportunity!!! Good luck to the both of you!

Boomer says ... on Friday, May 14 at 11:04 AM

See you at the next convoy. Your video is great. Thank you sir for your kind heart.We love what you do for the kids.

Confessor6.0 says ... on Friday, May 14 at 10:44 AM

This is what i said ages ago. This is about a cause and the ways this benefits a cause has NOTHING to do with the people. attacking someone over money is asinine

AS says ... on Friday, May 14 at 10:42 AM

Victoria, her parents and Ted Rutt are all classy, intelligent and straight-up people. Congratulations to all of you and keep doing the good work you are doing.

Kurt says ... on Friday, May 14 at 10:36 AM

Way to go Ted!!!

cONFESSOR6.0 says ... on Friday, May 14 at 10:24 AM

nice way to save yourself from lying anonymous. Was gonna say it yesterday. That since nothing was said how did you know how to do. that's way more interesting fact

Pullman says ... on Friday, May 14 at 10:21 AM

We are pulling for you from Pullman

Al says ... on Friday, May 14 at 10:11 AM

Darth Vader & The Empire press on cheat voting.

The Berbers says ... on Friday, May 14 at 10:10 AM

You are #1 we love you.

Doug says ... on Friday, May 14 at 10:04 AM

Who is this anonymous what is he talking about? He sounds like a nut! Oh well officer Rutt keep on going don't let mean people get you down. We love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

McLovin says ... on Friday, May 14 at 9:57 AM

Your video is awesome.

Anonymous says ... on Friday, May 14 at 9:33 AM

hmmm...Confessor changed her blog post re: how to cheat the voting. A little guilty conscience maybe? If it feels bad when you do it, it probably is bad. I think most cops would agree with that. Oh well, I'm done with this.

Getshigh says ... on Friday, May 14 at 8:29 AM

Cool story bro

Fred says ... on Friday, May 14 at 8:22 AM

Thiz What it iz ted. you are a classy guy

Jayce says ... on Friday, May 14 at 8:21 AM

Sorry about your luck Ted.

Texas Trucker says ... on Friday, May 14 at 6:16 AM

Got the word to watch the video. You got our votes out there. The word is spreading across the USA.

Cameron Rutt says ... on Friday, May 14 at 2:45 AM

Proud of the work you do, Dad.

Korina says ... on Friday, May 14 at 1:25 AM

Wow... i'm so sorry that people are saying such horrible things. it's really sad to see that it is getting to this point. Keep up what you are doing. It's not about anyone else other than the special olympics. Good luck with everything

WSU-Student says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:29 PM

Ted was my dare officer when i was younger and is one of the nicest people i have ever had the honor to know. I dont mind putting up fliars at my school to help such a great cause. My cousin is training to become a special olympic athlete..

Cable Guy says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:26 PM

Its not hard to support such a great guy as ted. Plus it helps to be able to post such great charities and support our fellow law enforcement officers on our intranet to help rock the vote. Keep up the great work and dont ever change.

Slappy says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:25 PM

If, as Mr. Rutts video claims, Wa S.O. raised over1/2 million dollars this past year then why do the Wa. S. O. supporters feel the need to cheat the system to win a pawltry $5 thousand? Just saying...

scrappy says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:08 PM

Thank you. The focus is the charity nothing more. If you read thru your comments they were 100% positive until today. You and Victoria are doing what you do because you love the charity I wish you both luck. But my votes for you Officer Rutt.

mikhala says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:00 PM

i wuv your VIDEO

Gabriel says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 7:32 PM

Hooray for you. I wish more people were like you! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you a million times over.

Shane says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 6:58 PM

Thank you for inspiring me, and for all your support of the special olympics.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 6:47 PM

I did think about it for my friend, and I felt that it was wrong and not in the spirit of the poll. I wouldn't want to diminish their accomplishments by exploiting a glitch in the site. I blame KOMO for the fail, not the users finding it.

Jordan says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 6:40 PM

Thank you sir for all you do. The world is a better place with you in it.

Confessor6.0 says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 6:08 PM

Umm since that option is available for absolutely everyone. Then not it's not. Don't get on a high horse just because you didn't think of it for your friend.. Please note that it has everything to do with the fact that he is a city icon

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 5:58 PM

I did my research. I assume that what is going on is what is posted on your blog, specifically "you can vote more than once or all day long by deleting your recent browser history and reloading the contest page." Is this gaming the system, or not?

Ellen says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 5:54 PM

We are all on your side officer Rutt. We are proud of you.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 5:40 PM

shame on you for your comments about Special Olympics kids, Abbie, it shows that you are hateful and ignorant... it's too bad that no good dead goes unpunished...

Confessor6.0 says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 5:31 PM

Wow I love how people don't do research and assume what is going on. Just because the votes are so high you assume it's auto votes. Not the fact that the video is sincere and makes most people cry for hope.

Zodiac says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 5:04 PM

Yeah Abbie, it's true. Automated voting.... Seems like a lovefest going on with these people. May be they should skip Hollywood and just get the Oscar.

Abbie says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 4:40 PM

I heard about this @ work, but didn't think it was true: a police man screwing with a charity vote to get $ for the spec. oly. !! Sad, no wonder police have a bad reputation for honesty. FYI: Spec. Oly. kids are NOT homeless or starving. Sad.

Victor Renard says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 4:30 PM

Ted, Keep up the good work. I am not sure who Bobby Joe is but sorry for his/her comments.I would ask Bobby Joe to apologize a refrain from commenting. Vic

Station 52 says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 3:44 PM

Nice work and well done.

June Bug says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 3:43 PM

Great job. SOWA thanks you, appreciates you, loves you, believes in you and cherishes every moment you have given of your time.

Sparkle Team says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:54 PM

You're so nice to us. The athletes love you and the Special Olympics love you and we know you are a real hero.

Officer Giles says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:52 PM

Well said Bill W now pass the word to watch the video and vote for Officer Rutt. He is one of the best men to have carried the torch for the LETR and the Special Olympics.

HuskyFan says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:48 PM

Wow! 25 years of volunteering. That's wonderful and the world is a better place.

Mike M says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:40 PM

Sir, you are my hero. I want tobe just like you when I grow up. I still think you would have been a very good Firefighter.

Bill W. says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:36 PM

Once negative jabs surfaced, more people turned out and exponentially influenced the vote. Negative actions breed a counter-balance in justice.

Zodiac says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:35 PM

Oh...did you rent the PD cars or were they used 'for training?' Curious how all these assets were pulled together.

John S. says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:31 PM

Are you kidding me? I can't believe there twenty thousand votes for this video by now! Go Ted, and go Special Olympics!

Victoria Renard says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:31 PM

I deeply aplogize for any negative comments made on my behalf!! Your video was amazing!! We are all in this for the same reason. Let's not forget that!! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:29 PM

Wow "Scripter" you sure know a lot about cheating! is that how you are doing it? No cheating here, just showing officer Rutt some love for all his hard work!

Confessor6.0 says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:08 PM

The video scores soared because i posted all the info on my site and on my public blog. Not for another reason other than them seeing the videos and choosing which is best to vote for.Which Ted is

The Larsons says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:01 PM

Hope you win dude! we love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pam Renard says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 1:46 PM

I apologize for any negative comments made on your video. I'm not sure where they came from. I saw your video and it was amazing. You are terrific role model in the community! This is all for a good cause! Again, Sorry for the unnecessary commen

McMicken Hts SW Team says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 1:40 PM

We love you Officer Rutt!

Ryan says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 1:39 PM

Loved the video.

Auburn Police Dept says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 1:37 PM

We are all voting for you buddy! Go Team Teddy!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 1:27 PM

There is nothing automatic about how blessed we are all to have Ted volunteer his time, it has changed our lives and that is why we are voting in large numbers! We will all keep voting every day to say thank you for all you have done!

Stacey P. says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 1:24 PM

Great video Officer Rutt! My twins are going to be in your DARE class next year, just like me only 17 years later.

Trooper says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 1:21 PM

We who know you support you and know what a wonderful person you are to volunteer so much of your time, not to mention getting us to volunteer our time at your events. WA State Troopers are voting in full force today, tomorrow and until the 23rd.

Cry Baby Booby says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 1:19 PM

You are amazing. I am so proud of you and all you do. Special Olympics is lucky to have you. . .and so am I. Keep fighting!

TVSeattle says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 1:11 PM

Great Film!

Confessor6.0 says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 12:20 PM

You have my always. You are a rare and amazing person! :O) Hugs Kenzie

Terrace says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 12:09 PM

You know you have all our votes :O)

ATeam says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 11:13 AM

Bobbly joe and company give nothing but a bad name for "Victoria". what a shame it turned to that. Ted, Special Olympics is a better place because of you. Thank you for all you've done in 25 years.

Your co-worker says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:47 AM

Ted, no one knows you better than we do here at work. You are one of the best! Keep it up!

AS says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:33 AM

Writing cruel and vicious comments on someone's site only hurts the person you think you are trying to support. Please keep the spirit of this contest, which is positivity and helping others.

AS says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:31 AM

This contest is not about winning a scholarship. It is about encouraging others to volunteer and to help their communities. The money goes directly to the charity that these people are discussing.

Ed says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:21 AM

Do you really think Victoria is better? I didn't that impression from the mediocre one minute film that was made about her. Ted has helped thousands and deserves all the support his is getting!

Nathan says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:12 AM

hes a police officer! He proablly beat all of those little kids with his flash light. That one is wearing sunglasses to hide the black eye

paco says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:09 AM

you are a great man

erika n a says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:06 AM

this is a scolarship why are you stealing the votes from victoria?

Captain America says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 9:58 AM

Good luck. You are supported 50 states strong. Thank you for your continued volunteer work with Special Olympics and the LETR.

Al says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 5:27 AM

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAWK says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 11:21 PM

see you at the worlds largest truck convoy

Kyle T says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 10:51 PM

We're voting for you coast to coast - Proud of the work you are doing on behalf of Special Olympics and LETR!

ZB says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 10:02 PM

TED YOU ROCK!!!!!!!

Bob Jenkins says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 10:01 PM

Dude this video was amazing i enjoyed it and now i want a doughnut.

Anthony says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 10:00 PM

Wow this was an amazing video love how you always do charity work keep it up man.

Gloria says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 7:30 PM

WOW What a video! I am in awe of what you do for the children. I hope you win. You deserve it. Thank you so much.

Denny says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:14 PM

Way to go bud. My votes for you.

Baby Phat says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:14 PM

Great film put together very well.

David says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:10 PM

This is clearly the best one! You got my daily vote : ^ )

vickie h says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 4:38 PM

Nice job Officer Ted and filming crew.

Amy B says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 3:47 PM

Tahnk you for all you do.

Buddy says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 3:47 PM

Loved your video.

Kite Flyer says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 3:47 PM

Officer Rutt keep up the great volunteer work.

Abe says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 3:46 PM

Great job youre amazing!

eagle1 says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 3:27 PM

Good job Officer Rutt, y ou are one of a kind.

Danielle says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 2:58 PM

Your amazing Mr. Rutt! Hope you win.(;

G. Kamas says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 12:01 PM

How could you not win? Your story is incredible and your work with Special Olympics is worthy of praise.

Thayne says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 9:50 AM

Special Olympics must be very proud to have such a dedicated man that is commited to the cause. I would love to shake your hand. Thank you for all that you do. It has inspired me to go out and do it too.

Howie says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 9:36 AM

Very inspiring Ted. You deserve hats off to this one. Your video is #1 and deserves the win.

VW says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 9:20 AM

Just tied a string on my finger to remind me to vote again tomorrow. Great video.

The Bakers says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 9:18 AM

Vote for Officer Rutt!

gina says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 9:17 AM

GRRRRREAT

Brett says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:42 AM

My vote is for you!!!!

The fisher family says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:34 AM

The video was great. You really give the kids inspiration to be the best at what ever they do. Thank you for caring so deeply and giving so much of your time.

Matt says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:16 AM

The angels are on your shoulders,because you are very special.

lincoln says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 1:05 AM

Voted yesterday and there were no tallies with the votes. And now looks like you are on your way to 1st place. Good luck my good friend.

Korina says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 12:41 AM

Such an amazing video and so touching. Makes my eyes water, just because it's such a good video.

bulletproof chick says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 12:38 AM

Now there is a man you can refer to as a "catch". Great smile, great attitude and a volunteer. You definitely do the uniform justice. Thank you Officer Rutt and looks like I'll see you in Nebraska for the LETR.

Johnathan says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 12:36 AM

Hope I can grow up to do amazing things to help people like you have done and still continue to do. Thanks

Dylan says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 12:35 AM

Thank you for all you do for the Atletes of Special Olympics and for your community.

Orange T-Shirt Guy says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 12:29 AM

Great Video!

Angel says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 12:28 AM

If only we could all be Angels like you. My name is Angel and its a tough name to live up to. Watching how you have spent so much of your time volunteering to help these kids goes to show we do have real Angels here on Earth.

Sweet tea says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 11:40 PM

This is truly a masterpiece for a masterful person. Thanks Ted.

Justin Time says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 11:28 PM

OK OK OK I am going to tell you this only one time... YOU ARE THE MAN!!!! Great Job Teddy.

Elizabeth says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 10:56 PM

My neighbor told my boyfriend about this contest. She said we should check it out and vote for you. I would have picked this video over any of the other ones. Lots of good people seem to be involved.

Steve Jones & Family says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 10:53 PM

Well done and thank you for all you do as a volunteer and as a police officer.

Gone Fishin says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 10:52 PM

Nicely done. I will vote for your video.

Franco says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 10:49 PM

Good luck.

Big Rig Trucker says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 10:49 PM

special olympics is one heck of a charity and you sir are one heck of a man

John Q says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 9:48 PM

Spread the word and watch this video very touching.

Nicole says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 9:17 PM

In awe, moved and honored to know such a man who is committed to his passion and the inspiration of special needs children. It is through believing in these children by reflecting their big hearts that makes every effort worth it.

Nancy says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 8:50 PM

WoW thank you...Ted !!!! totally touching and awesome!

Shanie says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 8:11 PM

Thank you Officer Ted! You are such a GOOD person!!!

Dick M says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 8:06 PM

Hey there buddy so happy to see your smiling face. Great job on the video I will pass along the word about your video. See you in November.

Terri Allen says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 8:05 PM

I love the Special Olympics and the LETR for all they do for the Special Olympics.

Amanda says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 8:04 PM

Great job good luck

Sunny says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 7:37 PM

Loved the video. great job with the kids. The world is a better place with you in it.

Matthew says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 7:26 PM

Thank you officer Rutt. You are a special person, I wish we were all like you.

Guardian says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 4:58 PM

YOU DA MAN!

Gary says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 4:57 PM

You should get a volunteer of the year award. Theres not many people like you good sir.

Kenny says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 4:40 PM

Thanks man, you rock.

Jolai says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 4:31 PM

Great work! truly inspiring

Jacqui says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 4:16 PM

Nice! Love the Special Olympics and we love you Officer Rutt,

Judy says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 12:31 PM

It's an honor to know you Ted. Your character shines through in this video.

BobbyM. says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 12:30 PM

You are truly an inspiration. Your heart is good and you are a great officer to volunteer so much.

JJ from Montana says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 12:26 PM

Way to go Officer Rutt. You do so much for people who need a helping hand. Thanks for all you do.

Jasmin says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 12:25 PM

Unlike some of the other honorees who are paid for their positions, you volunteer your time Officer Rutt and we can't thank you enough. You definitely have my vote.

Thomas G. says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 12:15 PM

You rock Officer Rutt!

Donna says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 12:03 PM

I hope that Officer Rutt is being blessed as much as he is blessing others. He has my vote.

Sportsnut says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 7:36 AM

Officer Rutt, way to go. Thanks for sharing such an inspiring story. You are a one of a kind.

Colin says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 6:35 AM

Good job on the video. you are a great man. I hope you win.

Jones family says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 6:09 AM

Video was great! Thank you for the way you care for the kids and all the HARD WORK and long hours that you put into the cause. Thank you!!!!

Flores Family says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 1:28 AM

We have so much respect for you and people like you, people who give so much of themselves to help others.

CW Becker says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 1:26 AM

Keep up the fine work.

Steven says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 1:08 AM

This votes for you!

Kara says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 12:22 AM

Saw the video. Made me cry. Voted for you.

Johnathan says ... on Monday, May 10 at 10:39 PM

Keep up the good work.

NEMO says ... on Monday, May 10 at 9:39 PM

Great video buddy. Way to go.

Coach S & Family says ... on Monday, May 10 at 8:13 PM

I heard about this contest at practice tonight and I just checked out the videos. I truly liked yours the best.

Celeste Hill says ... on Monday, May 10 at 8:07 PM

Just came across this on an old highschool friends facebook. I am so glad I got to watch your video. I watched some of the others too but this one by far pulled on the heart strings. Thank you for doing what you do.

Alice H says ... on Monday, May 10 at 6:28 PM

Ted you are an angel sent to inspire all of us. Bless you

Susan says ... on Monday, May 10 at 5:20 PM

The world is a better place for having you in it! Thanks!

DJ says ... on Monday, May 10 at 4:41 PM

You have my vote!

Miss H says ... on Monday, May 10 at 4:33 PM

HEY EVERYONE! Vote today, vote tomorrow, and vote everyday until the contest is over. Good job on the video got the email and almost made me cry. What an outstanding job you do Officer Rutt. 10 gold stars for you sir!

Mark H. says ... on Monday, May 10 at 2:55 PM

Nice job Ted, your tireless effort is truly honorable. You deserve the recognition on this one. Thanks for all you've done.

Bill says ... on Monday, May 10 at 2:54 PM

Awesome, outstanding, amazing, wonderful, are just a few words to describe the type of person that you are. Thank you kindly sir.

champions2010 says ... on Monday, May 10 at 2:48 PM

Awesome, awesome, awesome! You deserve to win!

Avery says ... on Monday, May 10 at 2:45 PM

What a cool video and awesome police officer. Ted Rutt you are great and you show a caring side to law enforcement officers.

Ray says ... on Monday, May 10 at 2:40 PM

Way to go officer Rutt! Now everybody remember to vote once a day every day, the man deserves to win!!!!!

TAZ says ... on Monday, May 10 at 1:00 PM

What a story thanks for sharing. What you do is amazing and its all done on your own time. I think you should be volunteer of the year. I'm voting for you.

Brady says ... on Monday, May 10 at 12:47 PM

Thank you for all you do for the Special Olympics. Your video is so awesome very impressed.

Muffin says ... on Monday, May 10 at 12:44 PM

What a guy! You're video is #1. Vote for Officer Ted Rutt!

GMC says ... on Monday, May 10 at 12:42 PM

Great job i'll vote today... In fact i'll vote everyday until the contest is over on the 23rd.

K says ... on Monday, May 10 at 12:26 PM

It takes a very special person to do something so amazing, and YOU are IT

Jane L. says ... on Monday, May 10 at 12:09 PM

The video rocks Ted. We can see how passionate you are about Special Olympics and it is so inspiring. Way to go!

Grant says ... on Monday, May 10 at 12:04 PM

Excellent. I'd shake your hand if I could.

5sam3 says ... on Monday, May 10 at 11:55 AM

Best video of them all. Your selfless acts touch many.

jd west says ... on Monday, May 10 at 11:52 AM

You got my vote. That was awesome.

Marcus says ... on Monday, May 10 at 11:03 AM

Officer Rutt the video was moving. Great job and you definitely have my vote.

Copper says ... on Monday, May 10 at 9:48 AM

Ofcr. Rutt, you do law enforcement honor with this video. Nice job representing the volunteerism for such a good cause.

Deputy Rex Sorrow says ... on Monday, May 10 at 6:34 AM

From Cullman County Sheriff's Office in Alabama we want to say thank you for the great job you do. Excellent Video...great exposure for the Torch Run and Special Olympics hope you and your athletes the best.

Jason says ... on Monday, May 10 at 6:22 AM

Ted, On behalf of Region 8 we are all proud of the work that you do and we are honored to have you as part of the Torch Run / Special Olympics family. Great video, well done!!!

Brian Y. says ... on Monday, May 10 at 12:49 AM

Officer Rutt was my elementary school dare officer and I already knew he was a great guy but I had no idea he was doing such big things. I would say no one deserves winning this competition more than him.

WS says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 11:26 PM

Thank you for all you do. Good luck!

Mountain Girl says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 11:13 PM

See you at the next LETR event. We are all so proud of you.

Mary S. says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 11:12 PM

Woo Hoo!!! Now theres a man with a good heart. Wish there were more of you young man.

Tanya says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 10:33 PM

Officer Rutt is one of the most dedicated people I know. Good luck, Ted!

Deb says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 9:07 PM

Very happy to know you thanks for sharing this you have my vote.

Carol L. says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 8:38 PM

Ted Rutt is an amazing person, dedicated police officer and a wonderful human being. Thank you so much for all you do for the Special Olympics! You have my vote!!

evajane6 says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 4:31 PM

Ted, you remind me why I feel so blessed to be a part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Alabama. I am not an officer, but volunteer with the Homewood and Foley PDs in their events. All of you represent what it truly means to protect and serve.

Jim says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 2:19 PM

Ted, you're an inspiration to us all!!

SLM says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 12:12 PM

Great job!

Charlie says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 11:56 AM

Everyone should know the time Officer Rutt puts into the Special Olympics fundraising is on his own time. His volunteer work goes above and beyond what most people do for their communities. Officer Rutt is a true community champion.

bumblebee says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 11:46 AM

I voted for you! Way to go. Please keep up the great work.

Angela says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 8:58 AM

Yeah! =0)

Fran says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 3:22 AM

You are an amazing man.....an inspiration to so many athletes....thank you for giving so much to so many.

friend says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 1:51 AM

A person who gives so much of his own self is a person who should be recognized.

starz&stripes says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 1:36 AM

Way to go!

spongebob says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 8:03 PM

Thanks for being you and thanks for supporting the Special Olympics. I am going to vote for you!

Bear says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 7:28 PM

Great video! Even Greater Man! Thank you!

BeaD of Tx says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 2:39 PM

To all who took the time to bring this story for us to read and SEE, I say "Thanks". To all who take time to work with those who will be part of the Special Olympics. Thanks-- Loved the SMILES on the participants faces --

Barb P says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 12:34 PM

What an amazing man and a well done story. The world needs more like Officer Rutt!

Jaime Cappa says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 11:13 AM

Ted you are a GREAT Officer and I am glad I Know you. you got my VOTE

Jerry says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 10:00 AM

Got my vote. You are # 1.

Suzie says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 7:55 AM

My votes for you Officer Rutt,

Tukwila Resident says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 7:52 AM

Thank you for all you do in our community and for ecerything you do with the Special Olympics.

B. Garcia says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 7:37 AM

Wish there were more people like you. Thanks for taking the time to put this message out there.

Dave Oz says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 6:10 AM

Great film. Awesome story. Incredible police officer. Thank you for sharing this story.

Torch Runner says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 1:07 AM

Great video see you at our next LETR event.

Special Olympics Supporter says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 1:05 AM

Thank you to all of you involved in this video. I am going to show it to everyone I know and ask them to vote. Special Olympics always needs more people like you, people who care.

Ron says ... on Friday, May 7 at 9:05 PM

Ted- You Rock! The LETR is so much stronger because of you. Thanks- you are an inspiration- from a Colorado brother in law enforcement and a brother in the LETR

jaydigs says ... on Friday, May 7 at 5:23 PM

Thank you for supporting the Special Olympics. You are all so kind!

Anonymous says ... on Friday, May 7 at 4:40 PM

yay! :-D

WY - Ron says ... on Friday, May 7 at 4:06 PM

Way to go Ted, we are all proud of you and proud to call you FRIEND, keep up the good work

Jennifer Suniga says ... on Friday, May 7 at 3:20 PM

Great video, Ted! Thanks for all that you do to support the local athletes of this wonderful organization.

G. Roach says ... on Friday, May 7 at 2:09 PM

you are #1 in my book Officer Rutt keep the passion and excitement for meeting the needs of the these special kids, thank you and God bless

S.R. says ... on Friday, May 7 at 1:35 PM

Officer Rutt you are amazing! You put so much time, energy and love into helping and doing everything you can for the kids.You have a wonderful caring heart. Thank you for ALL that you do. You have my vote. God Bless you!

Big Jer says ... on Friday, May 7 at 1:19 PM

Nice job on the film Chris. If only more people had Ted's heart, and more "pro" athletes had the heart of those with special needs.

Bill Frick says ... on Friday, May 7 at 1:04 PM

Great Job Ted!! Way to support the cause and keeping the Flame of Hope going strong. NCLETR State Director

Bill Frick says ... on Friday, May 7 at 1:00 PM

Great Job Ted!!! Thanks for being a strong supporter for the cause and for keeping the Flame of Hope burning. NCLETR, State Director

Missy says ... on Friday, May 7 at 12:26 PM

I love Officer Rutt he was my DARE Officer and I think he is an amazing person. He loves kids and it shows. Thank you for everything you do. Best wishes and good luck you have my vote.

Jan R. says ... on Friday, May 7 at 11:53 AM

Ted Rutt-Your positive energy and willingness to step out with such support and committment makes a tremendous difference in the quality of life for so many individuals and their families! Thanks for this film. I am changed through having viewed it!

Joy says ... on Friday, May 7 at 11:40 AM

Thank you for all you are doing! Inspiring!

CougFan says ... on Friday, May 7 at 10:51 AM

Awesome! Love it!

Cali M says ... on Friday, May 7 at 10:36 AM

Thank you Mr. Officer Rutt. You are da man. Thanks for the story. I enjoyed it very much.

Nor Cal Torch Runner says ... on Friday, May 7 at 10:05 AM

You can take great pride in knowing you have contributed to making a positive difference in the lives of the athletes and their families, and for changing the way the world looks at people with developmental disabilities.

Susan in Missouri says ... on Friday, May 7 at 9:44 AM

Thank you Officer Rutt. You are an unsung hero. Keep up the great work for such a great charity. Special Olympics truly changes lives - of our athletes, volunteers, coaches, and Torch Runners.

#1 Fan Mrs. McDonald says ... on Friday, May 7 at 8:38 AM

Where do I sign up? I want to be in your fan club. I am a mother and to see someone so dedicated in helping children who are not their own is such an inspiration. Good luck to you sir. You are a good man.

Mark L. says ... on Friday, May 7 at 8:34 AM

Officer Ted is the real deal. If you go to a fund raising event at claim jumper, or krispy kreme, or acme bowl, you will see that he has endless energy, and genuine love for the athletes and families! Way to go Officer Ted and Tourch Run!

Grant Holle says ... on Friday, May 7 at 8:10 AM

Ted, Always see you at the TR Conferences and always smiling! WOW!!! What a video!!! You sure made my Day!!!

Charlene says ... on Friday, May 7 at 8:10 AM

This film is a beautiful tribute to both Officer Rutt and to the Special Olympics. It's so professional and inspirational! Thank you for making this little gem. You've already won in my book.

AC-R says ... on Friday, May 7 at 7:03 AM

Wow! That one word pretty much sums it up. Great man, great story, great video. Good luck!

Happy Mama says ... on Friday, May 7 at 6:52 AM

You are a very sweet man, the excitement you bring to the lives of those kids in your video can be felt thru the screen. I need a tissue or two after watching it. My votes for you!

Brenda L says ... on Friday, May 7 at 6:21 AM

Officer Rutt thank you for stepping up for the kids, you are awesome. God Bless.

PH says ... on Friday, May 7 at 5:23 AM

Officer Ted is one of those people others always want to be. He is loved by everyone that meets him and his passion shows in all that he does. He is a living example of giving of himself. Thank you for this great film.

SP says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 11:32 PM

Officer Ted Rutt you are a true hero! Way to go, and keep up the good work.

Cheryl says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 11:00 PM

Bless your heart, Officer Rutt.

Erika M. says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 10:35 PM

This truly is a spectacular story. Officer Rutt is so inspirational and deserves to be honored for all he has done for the community and the Special Olympics. Thank you for making such a great film!

Seth & Carmen says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 10:20 PM

Inspiring, well done officer Rutt

Dan says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 9:55 PM

Excellent video. It's truly an honor to know you Officer Rutt.

Ellie says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 8:51 PM

That guy's my dad, and HE'S AWESOME!!! I love you, Dad! :-D

Linda Bancroft-Grimm says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 8:15 PM

Ted, you know you have the Kennewick votes for sure!! Great inspiration, motivation, and determination is what defines you! Good luck from us over here and see you in the fall in Long Beach!!

Evie says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 8:08 PM

Ted, you are a living angel on earth! - Thanks to you every day for your heart and spirit.

Autumn says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 7:53 PM

Ted, you have a heart of gold and you are a true role model for our future generations. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do.

Alex says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 6:41 PM

Good luck! This video is a true inspiration. I wish more people were as kind and giving as you. You have my vote for sure.

Jim B says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 6:38 PM

Best video in this contest by far. It's like you brought a gun to a knife fight. If this doesn't get first, wow.

Ryan Bentley says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 4:52 PM

Officer Rutt is probably one of the nicest people that I know wheter its at the weekly explorer meetings or raising money for special olympics he goes above and beyond whaat is expected of him. thank you officer Rutt!

Jane R says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 4:32 PM

Amazing how much Officer Rutt does for those in the Special Olympics community. Imagine a world where we all gave that much to our friendsand neighbors. To complete strangers in fact. I'm humbled.

Terri says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 3:47 PM

Great video. Your dedication and support of Special Olympics athletes is truly inspiring. You deserve to be honored. Good luck from the Montana Torch Run.

Po-po says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 3:40 PM

Ted, you r an example of what is good in a police officers' heart. Nice job man.

Cristine says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 3:40 PM

Thank you

Melissa says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 3:30 PM

Ted, your “love” for the Special Olympics is very heartwarming, and you are an inspiration to us all! Thank you so much for everything that you do for the kids and the Tukwila Community!

James T says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 3:04 PM

Great video dudes, and thanks for helping bring awareness to The Special Olympics.

DZ says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 3:03 PM

This is a really well done film, great story telling - I got choked up a couple of times, and even laughed (at the polar plunge part). I'm amazed you were able to get so much emotion in such a short film. A great film for a deserving subject!

Rodney says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 1:47 PM

From your MN Law Enforcement Torch Run Family; Keep the Flame of Hope burning bright. Great video Ted!!

Lovrin says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 1:28 PM

Way to go Officer Ted! Amazing video...

Lukin says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 1:15 PM

Great film

jwood says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 1:06 PM

great man, great film! congrats to all envolved.

mike d says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 12:44 PM

This is an amazing story. Very inspiring!

ss says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 12:40 PM

You're a man with a big heart and great inner strength. Thank you for loving these kids.

Papa Bear says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 12:39 PM

Way to go Rutt.... Team 10 Always leading the way!!

Laurie says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 12:30 PM

What you do for these kids is just awsome! Very, very, inspiring. Just so wonderful to see someone give like you do. Great job!!!!!

T says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 12:26 PM

Keep up the great work! Your UW Friends in Special O'!

Joe says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 12:08 PM

Awesome video! It's been said before and I'll say it again: very inspirational. Great job! Go Officer Ted!

Beth says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 11:31 AM

Way to go Ted! Two words - you rock!

Mary says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 11:00 AM

Officer Ted Rutt is an amazing individual! He does so much for his community and for the athletes of Special Olympics Washington. WE LOVE OFFICER TED!

Greg V. says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 10:42 AM

Officer Rutt is a great champion for the Special Olympians. The rewards the Special Olympians receive are due to his endless efforts. Way to go Special Olympians and way to go Officer Rutt.

JS says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 10:04 AM

Very Inspirational !

Kimberly M. says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 9:57 AM

Officer Rutt's positive attitude and genuine love for children and youth, Special Olympians specifically, is amazing and addictive. He is selfless, honorable man. I am proud to call him my friend.

Malcolm N. says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 9:37 AM

AWESOME! I am a coach for the Tukwila Turtles Special Olympics Swim Team and really appreciate Ted and what he does for the athletes.

Allison H. says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 7:51 AM

What an amazing and caring man. I am a pround supporter of the Special Olympics and Officer Ted Rutt. Good Luck.

Kathrine F. says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:54 PM

Great video! Officer Rutt does a lot for our community and deserves to be honored. I fully support the amazing efforts of the Special Olympics too. Thank you for making such an exceptional video.

Kathrine F. says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:51 PM

Great video! Officer Rutt works hard and deserves to be honored. Thank you for making this story, you've shown an great aspect to our local community and I fully support the amazing efforts of the Special Olympics.

Lisa R. says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 9:17 PM

25 years supporting Special Olympics - that is amazing commitment to a great organization.

John D. says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 8:51 PM

A very inspirational story! It amazing to see so much selflessness and kindness. Thank you Officer Rutt.

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