Law enforcement officers running for special olympics

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Residents who see Palestine Police officers running down South Loop 256 on May 24 aren't witnessing a foot-pursuit - they're helping special-needs children chase their dreams. Organizers say the goal of the torch runs are to raise awareness for the special Olympics.

Webster County Sheriff's Deputy Amy Stringer joins with Gage Porter to lead the Special Olympics torch procession Wednesday morning at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. Nathan Bestwick is also an athlete, but just volunteered this year at the Torch Run. Joseph Tinsley, Corp. Cornelius Smith, Corp.

Despite the heat, officers came together to run for a greater cause.

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This year the Special Olympics New York Flame of Hope will travel throughout Hamburg to Remember Fallen State Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff and Honor HSI Agent Joe Dubreville.

Police officers wave from atop the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 47 in Yorkville at the 2016 Cop on a Rooftop event. Between now and June, the Special Olympics will hold eight torch runs across the state leading up to the state summer games in Schenectady and at Sienna College. "We encourage residents to attend and show their support".