Sheriff’s deputies to help carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope

Shelby County Sheriff's Office deputies will help carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on Friday, May 15. (File)

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies will help carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on Friday, May 15. (File)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

On Friday, May 15 at 8:30 a.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies and law enforcement officers from around the state will come together at the Pelham Civic Complex to proudly run with the Flame of Hope to raise awareness for Special Olympics of Alabama.

Five Shelby County deputies, along with members of The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR), will carry the Flame of Hope from the Pelham Civic Complex to the State Capital and finally to Troy University where it will be used to light the cauldron to start the 2015 Special Olympics Summer Games.

The LETR is an international organization comprised of over 85,000 volunteer law enforcement officers from the United States, Canada, and 35 other nations. In 2013, LETR raised over $50 Million for Special Olympics programs.

For more information about LETR, visit Letr.org. For more information about the Pelham leg of the Torch Run, contact Deputy Debbie Sumrall at 225-4007.