Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run

Uinta County Saturday, April 12th

Uinta County Saturday, April 12th

Runners from every law enforcement agency in Uinta County carried the 'Flame of Hope'. They escorted two athletes from the crossroads in Urie and finished at Lyman High School.


Under the direction of Uinta County Sheriff, I am the region II representative for Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. My region includes Teton, Sublette, Lincoln, Uinta, and Sweetwater counties. My duties are to recruit law enforcement to participate in local and state events for the Special Olympics Wyoming. Annually each county holds a Jack a lope Jump to raise money for the Special Olympics, Uinta County Law Enforcement was well represented by having participants from each agency. I also coordinate a Torch Run for the open ceremonies of Southwest Wyoming area swim meets. Local and state law enforcement carry the torch and later award medals to participating athletes.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National Games.