Photos: Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Local law enforcement officers carried the flame of hope through Douglas County on Tuesday for Special Olympics Oregon.
In the end, the torch traveled 90-100 miles through Douglas County.
The run brings awareness to the Special Olympics and the upcoming state summer games.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office began the run at 6:00 a.m. near milepost 98.
They passed the torch to Myrtle Creek police and it went on from there. Douglas County Undersheriff Brian Sanders says the torch made it's way north until they reached Lane County. "It went to Winston, who relayed it to the City of Roseburg," sanders said. "Then after this, the city will run it to Edenbower, where we will take it over again and run it to Sutherlin. Sutherlin PD will run it to Oakland."
From that point, the officers ran the torch to milepost 154 where the state police took over and ran it to the county line.
The torch will end up in Newberg for the State Special Olympic Games, that are being held this weekend.