Torch Run raises over $3,000 for LA Special Olympics - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Torch Run raises over $3,000 for LA Special Olympics

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(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office hosted the 2014 LA Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday at the Lake Charles Civic Center, raising over $3,000 for the LA Special Olympics.

About 120 officers ran the 5-mile course. Participating agencies included Louisiana State Police Troop D, the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office, the Westlake Police Department, and Border Patrol.

"The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is an international series of torch relays, run by law enforcement officers leading up to each state or nation's Special Olympic Summer Games," said Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, in a news release.

This year's LA Special Olympics will be held May 23-25 at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

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