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Law enforcement runs Special Olympics torch through town 

Special Olympics torch run

David Opheim of the Paso Robles Police Department, at center, holds the Special Olympics torch with his wife Julie Opheim and others on Monday morning.

Early Monday morning, Paso Robles Police officers ran the Special Olympics torch through town starting from the Paso Robles Inn. The officers ran to Templeton where San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s officers ran it to Atascadero police officers.

Around the state, officers from local, county, state, federal, and military agencies go above the normal call of duty and run in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg.

The officers champion acceptance and inclusion as they carry the “Flame of Hope” nearly 900 miles and through 200 Southern California communities. The final leg ends at the Summer Games Opening Ceremony, where the torch lights the cauldron to symbolize the start of the Games. Along the way, they educate the community about the gifts, talents, and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities and promote unity and respect for all.

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