Southside law enforcement running to raise awareness for Special Olympics

Officers participated in Special Olympics torch run Tuesday


PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY – Local law enforcement is continuing to show support for Special Olympics.

Tuesday morning, members of law enforcement from Martinsville, Henry County, Danville and some citizens ran from Martinsville to Danville as part of the law enforcement torch run.

It symbolizes carrying the torch that will light the flame at the Special Olympic games in Richmond this weekend and helps raise awareness for Special Olympics.

Law enforcement officers from across the state are participating in the torch run.

"It was fun. It's kind of like your own little personal Olympic marathon," said Martinsville businessman Jason Dove as he stopped briefly to catch his breath during the run. "Just get involved in your community. Look around for ways to serve and make a difference in your community."

Virginia Tech police ran Tuesday as well.

Officers from the Roanoke Valley took off Monday, planning to run 83 miles.

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