Thursday, June 9, 2011

Richmond Police Takes on Torch Run

Chief Bryan T. Norwood
105th Basic Recruit Class
Richmond Police personnel

Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run – Capitol Leg

10 a.m. Friday, June 10

Virginia State Capitol, 9th and Grace entrance

Chief Norwood, members of the Department’s 105th Basic Recruit Class, Richmond Police personnel and members of other area law enforcement agencies will participate in the Torch Run’s Capitol Leg, a 7-mile stretch west from the State Capitol to just beyond the city line.

Richmond Police also will participate in the Torch Run’s Final Leg, starting 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad and ending at the University of Richmond Robins Center for the start of the Special Olympics games, which the Torch Run benefits.

“It’s a great experience for a great cause,” said Captain Harvey Powers, the Department’s Torch Run coordinator.

This year law enforcement agencies in Virginia have raised $846,000 to fund the important missions of Special Olympics. Locally, the Metro Richmond region’s law enforcement agencies have raised $94,000.