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Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida

On Friday, May 10, 2019, Sheriff Bill Leeper and Nassau County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with the West Nassau High School JROTC and Special Olympics athletes carried the “Flame of Hope” during the annual Law Enforcement Torch run in Nassau County. Participants ran from the high school through the Callahan Elementary School parking lot being cheered on by the students, then along SR-200 until the run ended at Callahan Bar-b-q as the West Nassau High School Cheerleaders encouraged all to finish strong.
All around the world, Special Olympics has a formidable and caring legion of protectors and supporters: the law enforcement community. The signature event of the law enforcement community’s year-round support is the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida.
Every year, the Flame of Hope has traversed Florida in an intrastate relay of simultaneous routes throughout the state, covering countless thousands of miles. The torch is carried by local and state law enforcement officers all the way to the Opening Ceremony of Florida’s annual State Summer Games.

The Florida Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest annual public relations and fund-raising event for Special Olympics Florida. Statewide, the participating chiefs, officers, sheriffs, deputies, agents and cadets from virtually every branch of federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement, represent a total of over 300 different agencies.

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