Jackson County law enforcement participate in Special Olympics Torch Run

Jackson County police came together to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics by participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The torch run started off with Moss Point PD. The torch was then passed to Pascagoula PD at Jefferson Street and Main Street. Afterwards the torch made its way to Gautier PD where they ran to City Hall and gave the torch to Ocean Springs PD. Ocean Springs finished off the race by running to Ocean Springs City Hall.

Law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the torch, known as the Flame of Hope, into opening ceremonies of local competitions.

Officers have been running throughout the state all week long leading up to the Special Olympics. Jackson County Sheriff’s Captain Randy Muffley said, “The athletes get to participate in these games at no cost. So, we are out here trying to raise funds so they can continue to have this opportunity. Seeing these athletes and the camaraderie they have, it’s a joy to watch them enjoying themselves.”

The Fall Special Olympics will kick-off Friday at Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg.

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