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Law enforcement comes together for Special Olympics Torch Run

Law enforcement personnel came together for a good cause in Chico Tuesday.

Posted: Jun 18, 2019 3:11 PM
Updated: Jun 19, 2019 7:59 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Law enforcement personnel came together for a good cause in Chico Tuesday.

Officials from all over Butte County participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run. There were about 75 people from different agencies.

The run started at 8:30 a.m. and was led by the Chico Police Department. They ran to Bidwell Mansion where all the personnel and some Special Olympics athletes were waiting. From there, they all ran together to the plaza in downtown Chico.

One parent of a Special Olympic athlete said her son loved running next to law enforcement.

"It just tugs at my heartstrings, you know?" said Lori Carrillo, the mother of a Special Olympics athlete. "It's overwhelming. It just makes me feel like other people are involved. It's just really great." 

Law enforcement is continuing the run throughout the day on Tuesday. 

The Flame of Hope will end up at the summer games, which are June 21-23 at U.C. Davis. 

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