The Soddy Daisy Police Department is participating in the 7th Annual Chattanooga Autism Awareness Walk for a special reason. 

About 30 officers and their families are raising money for the two mile walk at Coolidge Park on November 9, 2019. 

Chief Jeff Gann said Officer Jamie Thompson has a child with Autism and the department wanted to support his family by participating this year. 

Gann said Thompson recently suffered a stroke. 

Officer Jeff Rahn said he not only wants to help support Thompson's family but also the Autism community after seeing his mother teach children with Autism. 

The Chattanooga Autism Center uses the proceeds raised from the walk for research and to provide resources for those with Autism and their families. 

If you would like to donate to SDPD's team, click HERE

There is still time to register for the walk. Click HERE for more information.