Approximately 20 members of the Lynchburg Police Department completed a six mile run through the City of Lynchburg in order to raise awareness for the Special Olympics of Virginia.
This was part of a seven-day, 1900 mile effort with more than 2,000 law enforcement officers to pass the Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" across Virginia. This run helps them raises money and awareness for the Special Olympics.
The run began at the Sheetz on Wards Road and continued to the intersection of Fifth and Commerce where they passed it to the Amherst Deputy.
The relays will meet in Richmond later this month for the Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies.
They kicked off their leg of the run at the Sheetz on Wards Road at 8 am. They’re traveling about 6 miles through the city and ending near 5th and Commerce to pass the torch to an Amherst Deputy @ABC13News pic.twitter.com/68ed1e091d— Emily Swecker (@EmilySweckerTV) June 7, 2018