They carried a torch to the Hancock County line where they passed it off to other officers.
This year, Special Olympic athletes Kelley Johnson, Christine Amaro and Savannah Tyler will participate in the Torch Run with Berlin Police Officers. Participants are carrying the Flame of Hope through 18 communities as they promote a message of respect and inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Newtown police will be joined by Redding police and Garner Correctional Institution staff members on Friday, June 9, in the five-mile local leg of the 2017 Special Olympics Torch Run.
The Prince George community is just one of many around the world participating in this event.
The Special Olympics Illinois' Summer Games will draw more than 4,000 athletes with disabilities and their partners to compete in events centered around Illinois State University. We are very involved in fundraising events throughout the year.
The local runners are scheduled to receive the flaming torch from Bethel police at about 11:30 am near Dodgingtown Market at 57 Dodgingtown Road (Route 302). They will stop at the Ladner Legion for a cheque presentation and then make their way to the police department to wrap things up.