Provided by Lubbock Police Department
Law Enforcement Torch Run officers are hitting the streets for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX). On Wednesday, May 23, officers will kick off the Summer Games Final Leg with a press conference at 8 a.m. at the Civic Center at 1501 Mac Davis Lane.
Officers and deputies from the Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock Sheriff's Office, Lubbock County Adult Probation, Lubbock SWAT, ATF and Plainview Police Department will participate in the event.
Guest speakers at the send off will include Lubbock Police Chief, Roger Ellis; and Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe. The runners will be escorted by the Lubbock Police Department – Motors Unit and other patrol vehicles. The group will run south on Avenue Q to the Byron Martin Center at 3201 Avenue Q. There, the officers will regroup and make their way to Arlington. Torch Run officers will head out of town on 84 E and will continue to IH-20 into the Metro-Plex.
On May 25, the South Plains area officers will meet up with hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the state at the 2012 Summer Games in Arlington. More than 3,600 SOTX athletes from across the state will compete in a variety of competitions.