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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Local Law Enforcement Officers Run to Raise Funds for Special Olympics Wyoming Summer Games

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A dozen Sweetwater County deputy sheriffs, county detention officers, and Rock Springs police officers participated Saturday in the Sweetwater County leg of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise funds for the Special Olympics Wyoming Summer Games.

Sheriff Mike Lowell said the city and county officers, along with family members of several of them, made Saturday’s run from Kruel Jack’s, west of Rock Springs, to Bunning Park.

The "Flame of Hope," the torch carried by today’s runners, will be passed along until it is delivered to the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Wyoming State summer Games in Laramie on May 18.

Lowell said that each year, more than 85,000 volunteer law enforcement officers participate in torch runs in 35 nations, 12 Canadian provinces, and all 50 American states, raising more than $500 million for local Special Olympics programs since its inception in 1981.

For more information on the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run, visit www.SpecialOlympicsWY.org.

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