Special Olympic Torch Run Coming This Friday

On Friday, June 7, 2013 at 11 a.m., members of the Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) will be participating in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). The event, which consists of law enforcement officers from all communities, will begin in Elizabeth and end in Trenton, where the children will take part in the Special Olympic, the largest multi-day event in which over 2,500 athletes participate in seven sports at the College of New Jersey in Ewing. The route of the run will travel from Roselle over the Walnut Street Bridge to Westfield Avenue where the torch will be passed to Roselle Park officers who will carry the torch westbound to the Cranford line where RPPD will pass the torch to Cranford police officers.

Members of the RPPD have been participating in this event for over 20 years, which provides continuing opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities so they can develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families.

Police Chief Paul Morrison stated, “I congratulate all of our officers who participate in this event year after year and contribute in raising money to assist these talented athletes. This is truly a great cause.”