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Officers carry a torch for special olympians

OPP-Torch-Run-2013Following behind a police cruiser with flashing lights, officers jogged the Prince Edward County portion of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wednesday, June 5th.
Officers Anthony Mann, CSO;  Mark Allison, Detective Sgt.  ( Professional Standards Branch), Cst. Nicole Lott (Provincial Liason Team, East Region) and PEC- OPP Detachment Commander S/Sgt. Barry Freeburn collected $224.53 in donations from people showing their support along Main St., Picton.

The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run is a community based, province-wide event that sees the “Flame of Hope” carried across Ontario by members of law enforcement agencies from across the province.
The objective of this and other events is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement in Ontario. Torch Runs are coordinated at the community level and lead up to the final leg in which Law Enforcement Officers run the ‘Flame of Hope’ into the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Ontario Games, this year hosted by the York Regional Police Service.

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