Sheriff’s Office Participates in Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office and the Pueblo of Santa Ana Police Department are teaming up to hit the pavement in this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on May 31. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honorably as “Guardians of the Flame,” law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, National, Regional and World Games. Annually, almost 110,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage, celebrating of diversity and championing inclusion for people with intellectual and physical barriers.

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The Sheriff’s Office is seeking runners and bikers to join them on their leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 31, with the event beginning around 10 a.m. The “North Central Region” route will pick up the torch from the Santa Fe Police Department and travel on Indian Service Route 84, State Road 313 and State Road 550 all the way to Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel. At that point, we’ll pass the torch along to the Rio Rancho Police Department to complete their leg of the torch run.

To register as a runner or biker for the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office/Pueblo of Santa Ana Police Department “North Central Region” portion of the torch run, please fill out the online registration form at:…/torch-ru…/letr-member-participation-form/

Not sure you’re up for a run or bike ride, but still want to help? Why not purchase a $20 t-shirt supporting Special Olympics. To purchase a t-shirt, contact Deputy Maryann Bullhead at (505) 492-7502 or Officer Ana Ortiz at (505) 710-3754. All shirt proceeds go directly towards helping local Special Olympics athletes compete in the games.