Members of the Mission RCMP and local special Olympics athletes took part in the 2015 BC Law Enforcement Torch Run on June 4 .

Torch Run winds through Mission

On June 4, law enforcement runners hit the road spreading the message of respect and inclusion as part of the 2015 Torch Run.

  • Jun. 11, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Members of the Mission RCMP laced up  their runners and took to the streets in support of Special Olympics.

On June 4, law enforcement runners hit the road spreading the message of respect and inclusion as part of the 2015 BC Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR).

The LETR is an inspiring global movement that raises vital funds and awareness for Special Olympics.

Since 1990,  police officers around the province help organize fundraising events throughout the year, raising more than $3 million to date.

The Torch Run is the highlight of the calendar, and June 2015 is Torch Run Month in B.C., with runs taking place all over the province.

Approximately 300 runners from a range of agencies and approximately 100 Special Olympics athletes joined in the runs in their various communities.

“Special Olympics athletes deserve to be recognized and celebrated as the inspiring and valued community members that they are. It is great to see all of the Lower Mainland RCMP detachments coming together with such enthusiasm to support Special Olympics athletes,” said assistant commissioner Dan Malo of the Lower Mainland RCMP and a BC LETR executive council member.

Participating agencies include the Abbotsford, Delta, New Westminster, Port Moody, Vancouver, and West Vancouver police departments, RCMP detachments throughout the Lower Mainland, B.C. Sheriff Services, Canada Border Services Agency, Correctional Service of Canada, the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and Metro Vancouver Transit Police.

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