Guardians of the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics Louisiana
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Louisiana, or LETR, unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Louisiana. Torch Run efforts to raise funds include collecting corporate sponsorships, selling T-shirts, Running, and hosting unique fundraising events.
Each summer, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state culminating with the Torch Run Final Leg, and the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics Louisiana Summer Games in Hammond. This torch relay involves more than 1,500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across Louisiana. The 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on May 15th-May 21st.
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Congratulations to Lt. Col. Ward Webb from Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Lt. Col. Webb was recently inducted into the 2017 Richard LaMunyon Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Hall of Fame at the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This award is the most prestigious award given in the Torch Run community and is given to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the Torch Run movement and Special Olympics at the local, national and international levels.