|Law enforcement Torch Run runs for Special Olympics|
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and Wakulla Correctional Institution (WCI) staff took part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to support Wakulla Special Olympics Tuesday, April 9.
The Wakulla Torch Run began at the sheriff’s office and concluded with a ceremony at the Wakulla County Courthouse. The Special Olympians were treated to a lunch by Sonic in Hickory Park after the event concluded.
More than 3,000 Florida law enforcement agencies participate in the statewide Torch Run which includes a 1,500 mile relay through nearly all of the counties in Florida. The Torch Run began in March and will culminate with the Opening Ceremonies of the Florida Special Olympic Games in Orlando on May 18.
Law enforcement officials will bring the “Flame of Hope” into the stadium to signify the opening of the state games. More than 20,000 athletes will compete in Orlando including a group from Wakulla County. Sharon Scherbarth and Patricia Bodiford are the school district program coordinators.