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May 23, 2011 6:42 PM by Greg Boyce

Torch run through Pueblo Wednesday

Law enforcement officers from the Pueblo Police Department, Pueblo County Sheriff's Department, Colorado Department of Corrections, and the Colorado State Patrol are expected to carry the Special Olympics Colorado torch, the Flame of Hope, through the streets of Pueblo County on May 25.

Runners will rally at the Red Lobster Restaurant, 3306 N. Elizabeth Street at noon. From there the torch will be relayed to the Pueblo/El Paso County Line where it will be passed on the El Paso County Sheriff's Department and the Fountain Police Department.

It's all part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run?, an international event in which law enforcement personnel to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes. Each year, hundreds of thousands of law enforcement personnel from around the world participate in the two-week run, carrying the Special Olympics torch through their communities.

This year more than 1000 law enforcement personnel statewide will participate in Colorado's torch run, May 4-June 2. The Flame of Hope will travel 1,500 miles through more than two-dozen communities across the state. On Saturday, June 4th, dozens of officers will safely deliver Special Olympics Colorado's Flame of Hope to the University of Northern Colorado and together with Special Olympics athletes will light the cauldron kicking off Special Olympics Colorado's 2011 Summer Games.

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