Wednesday, May 19, 2010

RPD Join Special Olympics for Torch Run Today

Richmond Police are proud to join with the Special Olympics today for the 25th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run kick off, which begins with the lighting of the flame at noon outside the SunTrust Center, 919 East Main St. in Richmond.

The Torch Run Kick-Off ceremony will bring more than 100 law enforcement officers from all over Virginia to Richmond, including the 2010 State Chairman and Sheriff Don Farley of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, who also will announce the funds raised for Special Olympics during the last year. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will speak during the ceremony as well.

But for the more than 2,000 officers involved in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Special Olympics’ largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, it’s about more than carrying the torch for Special Olympics Virginia. It’s a mission; a serious commitment by the Virginia Law Enforcement community to pay homage to our heroes - the Special Olympics Virginia athletes and their families.