Law Enforcement Torchlight Run Passes Through Crystal
Local law enforcement agencies in the northwest metro laced up their running shoes on Friday to help support Special Olympics.
“We ran about 4.7 miles, our leg of the race and it’s important because we’re trying to show our support for Special Olympics,” said Brooklyn Center Commander Tony Gruenig.
Law enforcement agencies from all over the state are relaying the “flame of hope” torch two thousand plus miles. The torch will end up in St. Paul for the Special Olympics that kick off this weekend. Brooklyn Center police and the FBI handed off the torch to several members of Crystal Police. They ran down West Broadway, all the way to the Crystal Community Center, where they handed off the torch to New Hope Police.
“Special Olympics is an outstanding program, helping various people with disabilities in the community. We’re excited to support them,” said Deputy Chief Brian Hubbard from CPD.
After New Hope, the torch made its way to Plymouth. The torch run is one of the most significant fundraising and public awareness events for the Special Olympics.