Lake Charles –
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office hosted the 2016 LA Law Enforcement Torch Run yesterday, May 18. The Southwest Region Torch Run had over 50 officers participate in the 5 mile run, who represented the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office, Coushatta Police Department, Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office, Jennings Police Department, Oakdale Police Department, Lake Charles Police Department, Kinder Police Department, McNeese Police Department, U.S. Border Patrol, and U.S. Coast Guard. Over $2,300 was raised for LA Special Olympics.
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. The Special Olympics Louisiana State Summer Games will be held May 20-22, 2016 at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state culminating with the Torch Run Final Leg, and the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics Louisiana Summer Games in Hammond.