APD hosts Special Olympics Torch Run

APD hosts Special Olympics Torch Run

The run started on the sheriff's side of the center and turned south on Main Street.

"I have run in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for seven years, but I've been involved in Special Olympics for 14 years in Southwest Oklahoma", she said.

On Wednesday, the Flame of Hope will travel to Hamburg in memory of Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff and in honor of Joe Dubreville, a former Homeland Security investigation's agent.

For the 15th year in a row, law enforcement officers from throughout the state will stake out Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to support Special Olympics Illinois on Friday, May 19, beginning at 5 a.m. Other items, such as Torch Run T-shirts and raffle tickets, will be sold for various donation amounts. There will be over 300 athletes competing at these games.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) The Law Enforcement Torch Run across South Dakota to benefit Special Olympics is off and running.

The games are free and open to the public.

The run will end in omaha, where the Special Olympics Summer Games annually take place. In addition to carrying the Flame of Hope to their local and state Special Olympic games, law enforcement officials organize and conduct additional fundraising initiatives such as polar plunges, merchandise sales and golf outings. Previous year the Torch Run helped raised well over $500,000.

Westmont Police Department Deputy Chief Brian Gruen says the event "allows us to raise a great deal of awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois".

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