The Louisiana Law Enforcement Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” Torch Run involving area law enforcement entered Natchitoches Parish on Hwy. 1 North at the Natchitoches-Red River Parish line May 15.
Runners traveled on Hwy. 1, turning left on Texas Street, then right on Third Street, turning right on Church Street, left on Fifth Street, and concluded on Northwestern State University’s campus.
Torch Run runners left NSU May 16 and traveled down Hwy. 1 through the communities of Natchez, Cypress, Montrose, Derry, Cloutierville, Monette Ferry, and then into Rapides Parish.
Each year the torch relay involves over 1,500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing over 200 law enforcement agencies across the State of Louisiana. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics is to increase awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympics movement. Each year, the LETR initiative grows bigger and better.
For more information contact Chief of Youth Services Wendy Llorens at 352-6432.
Photos from Louisiana State Police.