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Law Enforcement Torch Run supports Special Olympics awareness


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Scappoose Police Department Officer Travis Killens carries a torch called the 'Flame of Hope' while running alongside other law enforcement officers during the 30th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run on Wednesday, July 6.Law enforcement officers from across the county participated during the 30th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run on Wednesday, July 6. The annual event supports the Special Olympics. Law enforcement agencies sign on to carry an Olympic torch during the run, resulting in as many as 1,000 officers running six separate legs across the state of Oregon prior to the Special Olympics opening ceremonies. Officers from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Scappoose Police Department, St. Helens Police Department and Oregon State Police all helped relay the torch over a nine-mile stretch from St. Helens to Scappoose on Wednesday morning to show their support.