Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run

The Cranford Police Department participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run which was held on June 9. They joined with over 3,000 law enforcement officers from over 300 New Jersey police departments. They each take a turn running one of 26 separate legs carrying the “Flame of Hope,” the Special Olympic torch, throughout the day which began at 4:45 a.m. and snakes through more than 300 towns. The run ends in the evening on the same day at the Special Olympics New Jersey summer games opening ceremony held at The College of New Jersey. The event started in 1984 to join a national effort. It’s goal is to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. You can learn more and donate by visiting www.sonj.org.

(above l-r), Communications Officer Kyle McCartney, Tommy Wisniewski, Patrolman Dan Donnerstag, Captain Guy Patterson, Patrolman Mike Dubitsky, and Lieutenant Chris Polito.
Photo by Cranford Police Department

(above l-r) Lieutenant Edward Davenport, Chief James Wozniak, Patrolman William Pietrucha, Captain Guy Patterson, Patrolman Mike Dubitsky, Patrolman Dan Donnerstag, Lieutenant Chris Polito, Communications Officer Kyle McCartney, Tommy Wisniewski, Captain Joseph Van Bergen, Parking Officer Art Kennedy, and Lieutenant Stephen Wilde.
Photo by Cranford Police Department

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