Thursday, June 10, 2010

Law Enforcement Torch Run Starts Friday Morning

Richmond Police will join other local law enforcement agencies tomorrow to run the Capital leg of the Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run, which benefits the Special Olympics.

This event is the largest grassroots fundraiser in the country, and every June officers and athletes carry the Flame of Hope more than 1,900 miles across Virginia to kickoff the summer games in Richmond.

Join Chief Bryan T. Norwood and many other police officers when the run begins at 10 a.m. at the Virginia State Capital after a short ceremony. It will proceed down Grace Street and work its way to the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, covering a distance of seven and a half miles.

The media is encouraged to attend.