June 05, 2014 09:05
The 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Final Leg is to be held in New Jersey, prior to the official opening of the 45th Annual Special Olympics Summer Games, June 14 - 21, 2014.
The Final Leg features law enforcement officers from all 50 states who go through a very selective process by each respective state LETR program.
Portland Police Bureau Detective Hilary Scott, a 12-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, has been unanimously selected by the Oregon LETR Executive Council to represent the State of Oregon.
Six teams of Law Enforcement Officers, who are considered the "Guardians of the Flame", will run the Torch through several cities and hamlets throughout the State of New Jersey on the run up to the official start of the National Summer Games and the Opening Ceremonies.
Detective Scott will be paired with a Special Olympics Athlete who will be participating in the National Games for the entire week of the Final Leg.
"I'm honored to be representing the Portland Police Bureau and the State of Oregon during the Final Leg," said Detective Scott. "The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a tremendous way for law enforcement officers to help show the respect and commitment between police officers and Special Olympic athletes."
To learn more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics visit http://www.letr.org/
To learn more about the athletes from Team Oregon competing in New Jersey, visit http://www.soor.org/sub-page.aspx?name=blog&PID=73#Blog66
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204