JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARTICIPATE IN TORCH RUN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Communications Director/Public Information Officer
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JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN TORCH RUN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Jefferson County, AR - May 22, 2019 - Law enforcement officers ran through Pine Bluff on Wednesday, May 22 as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arkansas.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is a worldwide event that began in 1981 in Kansas and raises awareness and funds for the Special Olympics. More than 15,000 officers participate each year.
Participants in the run included the Pine Bluff Police Department, Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Department of Correction, and the Tri-County Drug Task Force.
The Jefferson County Torch Run began at 10 a.m. at Saracen Landing at Lake Saracen. Participants continued across Martha Mitchell Expressway to Barraque Street. Runners stopped at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Barraque for photos, then proceeded down Main Street, turning East on Ninth Avenue to State Street. They continued down State Street to East Eighth Avenue, from there to Convention Center Drive and then returned to Lake Saracen.