Officers from the Wilton Police Department met up with Ridgefield Police and Bridgeport Corrections for the annual Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut.
According to Special Olympics, LETR began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon created the Torch Run. He thought the Torch Run would help law enforcement be active in the community and support Special Olympics Kansas. In 1983, Chief LaMunyon presented the program to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). They decided to endorse Torch Run and became the “Founding Law Enforcement Organization.” With the IACP’s support, LETR became the movement's largest public awareness and fundraising group for Special Olympics.
The Torch Run for the Special Olympics covers over 500 miles and goes through 100 towns.
Learn more about the Special Olympics Torch Run here.
Image courtesy Wilton Police Facebook page.