Public invited to attend the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend the upcoming Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for the Special Olympics on Monday, June 2, 2014. Officers of the Chino Hills Police Department, have partnered with surrounding Law Enforcement Agencies to accept the torch, known as the “Flame of Hope” at approximately 12:15 pm, from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. Chino Hills officers will run with the torch 4.3 miles. The route starts at the intersection of Peyton and Gary Avenue, continues south to Chino Hills Parkway, East to Ramona, where it will be accepted by members of the Chino Police Department. Spectators are welcome to show their support along the route.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is part of a larger worldwide event, in which Officers and athletes run the torch to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National games. Created in 1981, the LETR has grown to involve more than 85,000 law enforcement officers, raising over $46 million annually. The Special Olympics offers free year-round athletic training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, helping them become physically fit and live happier, healthier, and longer lives.
This is an annual event that the Chino Hills Police Department has proudly participated in for a number of years.