Surprise Police carry the torch for Special Olympics

Surprise Police officers run and bike down Grande Avenue on Thursday, May 2 as they carry the torch to raise funds for the Special Olympics. The Surprise Police Department later handed off the torch to the El Mirage Police Department to begin their portion of the run. [Submitted photo]

The Surprise Police Department took part in the Special Olympics Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 2. Officers, civilian employees, Police Explorers and volunteers joined together to receive the torch from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and ran and biked the Special Olympics torch more than 4.5 miles down Grand Avenue before handing off the torch to the El Mirage Police Department.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest fundraising vehicle for Special Olympics across the globe. In Arizona, law enforcement around the state raise over one million dollars per year that goes directly back to creating increased opportunities for Special Olympics Arizona athletes.

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