Local law enforcement hit the pavement and lit the way with this year’s Annual Torch Run.
The event raises money for Special Olympics Virginia and several different law enforcement branches from across the region participated.
Each year agencies from across the Commonwealth run, walk, and bike to raise thousands of dollars over the week.
Besides raising money to support Special Olympics Virginia, the event also serves as the torch lighting ceremony, similar to the standard Olympics.
“The law enforcement Torch Run, which is basically what we are representing today is the largest grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics, and it helps send athletes from all over the state of Virginia to the summer games in Richmond that are happening this weekend,”
Since the Torch Run was started in the early 80s, the Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office has been a leader in raising funds and doing events to raise awareness for the Special Olympics. Other law enforcement agencies across our region also participated on Tuesday.
Chief Drumond and Executive Assistant Mandie Baker with the Vinton Police Department carried the torch Tuesday morning.
The Radford City Police Department also participated in the Torch Run on Tuesday.