What is the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics?
The lit torch symbolizes Law Enforcement as the Guardians of the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics athletes. Special Olympics is a program that reaffirms our beliefs that with hope, love and dedication, we can see achievement and self-worth realized by any individual. It is our belief that through Special Olympics, persons with intellectual disabilities show the community at large the true meaning of sport.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) currently consists of 17-20 runs leading up to the Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games. Each run is staged by Agencies throughout Colorado. The torch run is the foundation of law enforcement fundraising initiatives that Special Olympics Colorado embraces to raise needed funds and awareness for over 15,000 Special Olympics Colorado athletes served. Other LETR/CO Signature events include: Polar Plunge, Tip A Cop, Guardian of the Flame Hockey Tournament, and Plane Pull.
And what does LETR mean to Special Olympics athletes? Athletes say that ofﬁcers involved with LETR are their heroes, their friends. The officers respect and include them.
Scroll down the page to learn more ways you can support Special Olympics CO (SOCO) through Law Enforcement.
Thank you to our 2020 LETR Sponsors!
The Smile Generation, Verizon, FORD, High Country Beverage, Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union, Chilis, Texas Roadhouse and the Spadorcia Cavo Charitable Fund.
“Partnering with Special Olympics Colorado is an important part of the Castle Rock Police Department’s community outreach efforts and is consistent with our department’s vision of One-by-One policing. Working with Special Olympics Colorado makes us better people and better police officers, which helps us thrive as individuals and as an organization.
Special Olympics athletes teach us about demonstrating empathy and compassion and how important it is to care for each other.”
– Jack Cauley | Chief of Police | Castle Rock Police Department
Upcoming Law Enforcement Torch Run Events
About Law Enforcement Torch Run Fundraising Events
LETR Executive Council
The Colorado Law Enforcement Torch Run Council is organized for the purpose of managing, promoting, planning, coordinating and growing LETR activities throughout the state of Colorado to accomplish the stated purpose of the Colorado Law Enforcement Torch Run.
If you are interested in serving as an Agency LETR Coordinator or on an Event’s Committee, please contact Vice President of LETR, Jan Gordon.