NPSO issues Traffic Advisory for Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” Torch Run

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The Louisiana Law Enforcement Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” Torch Run involving area law enforcement will enter Natchitoches Parish on La. Hwy 1 North at the Natchitoches-Red River Parish line on Tuesday afternoon, May 15, at approximately 1pm-2pm.

This segment of the run will travel south from the Natchitoches-Red River Parish line on La. Hwy 1, turning left on Texas Street, then right on Third Street, turning right on Church Street, left on Fifth Street, and will conclude on NSU campus at approximately 5:00pm.

On Wednesday morning May 16, at approximately 7:00am, Torch Run runners with two segments of the run will leave the NSU Pavilion and the other at La. Hwy 1 at Waterwell will travel down La. Hwy 1 through the communities of Natchez, Cypress, Montrose, Derry, Cloutierville, Monette Ferry, and then into Rapides Parish.

During your morning and afternoon commutes, we ask that you drive carefully and be aware of the runners on La. Hwy 1 South.

Each year the torch relay involves more than 1500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 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 larger and better.

For more information contact Chief of Youth Services Wendy Llorens at 352-6432.