Cops run for a cause through Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Local officers, deputies and troopers were sweeping through Douglas County during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Sgt. Bryan Oelrich of the Roseburg Police Department was one of many that ran to help bring awareness to Special Olympics and the state summer games. "It feels awesome to do this for a special cause," he said.

Oregon special Olympians have been training for the games coming up at Newberg High School.

Some training probably took place for the law enforcement people that took part in the run on Tuesday, where temperatures were not exactly cool.

The ground was a lot to cover as well. "It's over a hundred miles from border to border," Oelrich said. "We kind of take a serpentine through that. You could probably say it's close to a hundred and fifty miles total that these guys are running."

The law enforcement agencies that participated from this county were Oregon State Police, the Douglas County Sheriff's office, and officers from Roseburg, Myrtle Creek, Winston and Sutherlin.

The Special Olympics summer games are scheduled for July 13 and 14.

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