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Law enforcement takes Special Olympics torch on the road


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Local cops put on their running shoes this morning for a good cause.

The runners set off to carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope from the Wilmington Police Department to the Pender County line, where they handed it off to another team.

The Torch Run is held not only to kick off the Special Olympics Summer Games, but to express the partnership between the Special Olympics and the law enforcement community.

"Police officers and correctional employees and deputies who run in this event are dedicated to Special Olympics and the purpose of it, and many of them have run for years," Wilmington Police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett said.

The relay continues tomorrow from the Food Lion in Hampstead at 8 a.m. It continues until the torch makes it to Raleigh.

Although the forecast wasn't ideal to kick off the run today, the torch's flame is designed to withstand the rain.

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