BRPD, EBRSO and others participate in Special Olympics torch run

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Law enforcement agencies from across the Baton Rouge area teamed up with the Louisiana Special Olympics on Friday for the organization's largest fundraiser of the year.

Every year, police officers and sheriff's deputies carry the "Flame of Hope" in the Special Olympics torch run.

The officers run more than 1,000 combined miles to raise money for Special Olympics.

Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie said the department is honored to be able to help out such a worthy organization.

"There's probably thousands of police officers all over the world doing torch runs this week for Summer Games, for Special Olympics," Dabadie said. "It's a way for the Baton Rouge Police Department to give back to the community and the Special Olympics is just a great community to do it for."

The torch runs all lead up to the Louisiana Summer Games being held in Hammond.

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