Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Originally posted in King County Sheriff’s Office News

On Thursday June 16, law enforcement throughout the state participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for the Special Olympics. The mission is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement, and several King County contract city partners also participated. Shoreline, Burien, Sound Transit, Sammamish, Maple Valley, and Covington ran or walked alongside community members and King County Deputy Kristi Bridgman, who led the effort. 

There were also two Special Olympic athletes in attendance, both of whom have been participating in the Torch run for five years.

The events didn’t end there, as the Special Olympics hosted their annual Olympic Games on Saturday, June 19. In attendance were law enforcement officers, considered the ‘Guardians of the Flame’, who carried the Torch for the opening ceremonies at Pacific Lutheran University. This was the first in person Special Olympics Games in Washington in over two years! For more information on the history LETR, check out this video: Game Changers | History of the Law Enforcement Torch Run – YouTube