Law Enforcement personnel came together yesterday afternoon for a ceremonial Torch Run for the Special Olympics. This year, the 2019 Texas Special Olympics will be held in San Antonio, May 2nd – May 5th.
Big Spring Police Chief Chad Williams, told KBest News that law enforcement are considered guardians of the torch. All throughout Texas, different law enforcement organizations help run with the torches to get them down to San Antonio.
Big Spring Police Department, Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock County Sheriff's Office, Lubbock County Detention Center, Frenship ISD, and Texas DPS were among the organizations represented during yesterday's run. Members of the Howard County Sheriff's Office assisted in keeping the street cleared during the event.
The Special Olympics helps intellectually challenged individuals participate in Olympic-style sporting events. According to Chief Williams, there are approximately 3,000 athletes that participate in 30 different Olympic-style games.
Photo - Participating law enforcement organizations gather with members of Big Spring Heat for the ceremonial torch run that was held on April 30, 2019.