COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Several law enforcement agencies support Special Olympics athletes across Georgia Wednesday.
They did this by participating in the annual law enforcement torch run for Special Olympics.
One of 11 relays kicked off Wednesday morning at the Public Safety Building in Columbus.
The Columbus Police Department, Fort Benning, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation all partnered to raise money for Special Olympics athletes.
"The Torch Run is the Law Enforcement fundraiser for GA Special Olympics and what we're trying to do is make the public aware that we are having events such as this for fundraising for the GA Special Olympics. We are going west on 10th and we're going to Lake Oliver Marina - 6.2 miles," said Sgt. Donald Bush with the Columbus Police Department.
That's where the run ended.
The torch will be carried across the state until it arrives at the site of the 2017 state summer games.