Local police support Special Olympics through annual Torch Run

MERIDEN — The sun wasn't the only thing ablaze Thursday morning as area police departments participated in the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run. 'We ...

June 2, 2023
2:56 AM

MERIDEN — The sun wasn't the only thing ablaze Thursday morning as area police departments participated in the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run. 'We do this every year for the Special Olympics,' said Meriden police Sgt. Vasco Lacerda, an event organizer. 'This is their biggest fundraiser and it goes through every town and county in the state and this is our leg of it.' Law enforcement officers carry the 'Flame of Hope' into the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games Opening Ceremony, which starts this Saturday in Fairfield.

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