The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Louisiana, or LETR, unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Louisiana. Torch Run efforts to raise funds include collecting corporate sponsorships, selling T-shirts, Running, and hosting unique fundraising events.
Each summer, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state culminating with the Torch Run Final Leg, and the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics Louisiana Summer Games in Hammond. This torch relay involves more than 1,500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across Louisiana. USAO-MDLA staff once again participated in this year’s event with a two mile run in downtown Baton Rouge.
Back Row: Fred Menner, Miriam Fontaine, Ryan Crosswell, Alan Stevens, USA Walt Green
Middle Row: Chris Dippel, Susan Amundson, Danette LeBlanc, Terry Davis, Holly Sheets, Kasey Pearce, Joe Sheppard
Front Row: Brooke Avery, Michelle Martin, Bonnie Pittman