SHERIFF’S OFFICERS GEAR UP FOR THE 2012 LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN-TO BENEFIT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Contact: Angelica Becerra / Public Information Officer
Office: (915) 538-2119
Pager: (915) 533-0733 (#5237)
“We Serve With Pride”
ARLINGTON, TEXAS-On Sunday, May 20, 2012, El Paso Law Enforcement will commence their journey running 24/7, 620 miles to Arlington, Texas for the opening ceremonies at the Special Olympics Texas Summer Games. Various agencies will represent the El Paso, Texas area. This year the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will have a total of 24 Sheriff’s Officers participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
In memory of Deputy Sergeant Rueben Orozco Sr., Officers will pass by his home as they head for the journey. We wish them good luck and a safe return to their home town.
For more information please contact Lt. Larry Guerra @ 915-479-1075
The Law Enforcement Torch Run was started in 1981 by Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon, the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics’ largest grassroots fund-raiser and public awareness vehicle in the world. Law enforcement officers throughout the world carry the "Flame of Hope" through the streets of their communities and deliver it to their local, state, national or world Special Olympics Games.
In addition to formally guarding the “Flame of Hope” for Special Olympics, law enforcement officers help raise awareness and funds. The LETR activities in communities across Texas increase public awareness and understanding of Special Olympics.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas. In 2010, LETR officers from across Texas raised more than $820,000 to support 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in year-round SOTX programming.