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Pueblo first responders participate in Special Olympics torch run Wednesday

Posted at 6:58 PM, May 22, 2024

PUEBLO, Colo. — First responders in Pueblo are running for a good cause as they participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) to raise awareness for Special Olympics Colorado.

Pueblo law enforcement officers carried the torch three miles to raise money for the nonprofit Wednesday morning.

The torch run went from the Pueblo Police Department downtown to the Red Lobster on the north side of the city. One state trooper says he can't think of a better way to spend his morning.

"It's one of those that's near and dear to my heart and I look forward to it every year... to have an opportunity to see the athletes that we have here in our community and I've been doing this for several years, so I've got to see them grow up," said Maj. Brian Lyons with Colorado State Patrol.

More than 30 people ran to raise more than $1,000. To learn more about LETR, visit the Special Olympics website.

Last week, Special Olympics Colorado hosted its first ever athletic signing day at Pine Creek High School.

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To learn more about the nonprofit, visit Special Olympics Colorado's website.

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