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Torch Run for Special Olympics

June 10, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Law enforcement officers hit the pavement in the Inland Empire on Tuesday and Wednesday to support the Special Olympics.Dozens of officers from the Riverside Police Department, California Highway Patrol, FBI, Moreno Valley Police Department, San Bernardino Police Department and others participated in the southern leg of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.

On Tuesday officers received the torch from the Corona Police department and carried it through Riverside and San Bernardino.

On Wednesday the torch was handed over to officers from the Rialto Police Department to continue on through western San Bernardino and Pomona. And on Thursday the torch run will carry on through the San Gabriel Valley.

It's all part of a statewide run that ends Saturday at the Summer Games opening ceremonies at Cal State Long Beach.

The Torch Run raises funds for sports programs benefiting people with disabilities and special needs.

Last year the Southern California Law Enforcement Torch Run involved more than 3,500 officers, who carried the torch more than 1,500 miles through over 200 communities.

If you would like to donate to the event, you can go to www.sosc.org.

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