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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will host the 2021 Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Thursday, May 13, beginning at the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy at 8:00 a.m. and ending at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 5400 E. Broad Street, for a distance of approximately 3 miles.


The LETR 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 LETR is the largest year-round grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics and all funds raised in the state go toward supporting Special Olympics Louisiana.  Special Olympics is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities.    


The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is the hosting agency for the Southwest Region Torch Run, which is comprised of law enforcement officers from Calcasieu, Cameron, Beauregard and Jeff Davis Parishes. 


All law enforcement officers in the Southwest Region who are interested in participating in this year’s LETR, please contact Katelynn McKee at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (337) 491-3791.