cloverdale torch run

GETTING STARTED — Pictured from left: Linda Webb, Rickey Rhodes, Carlos Nunez, Cat Jensen, Jason Mora, Tami Lemley, Darlene Arend, Kevin Burt, Lori Smith, Katie Vanoni and Chief Robert Stewart.

On June 11, the Cloverdale Police Department participated in the countywide Law Enforcement Torch Run for the benefit of the Special Olympics. The mission of the LETR is to support Special Olympics Northern California through fundraising and public awareness, while enhancing the quality of life for athletes.

Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into opening ceremonies of local competitions.

The Cloverdale Police Department began the Torch Run at 9:40 a.m. on June 11 and staged runners through town starting at North Main and East First streets, continuing south all the way to the Dutcher Creek and Theresa Drive underpass, where they turned the torch over to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department to run the next leg of the race.

This two-day event for the north ended June 12 when the Petaluma Police Department passed the torch on to Marin County.

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