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Local law enforcement participating in Special Olympics torch run 


San Luis Obispo County Undersheriff Tim Olivas holds a 2015 Special Olympics World Games bumper sticker. They will be affixed to all sheriff’s patrol units.

Law enforcement officers hand-selected from all over the world, including one from the Central Coast, are going above and beyond as they take part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for Special Olympics.

A part of that Torch Run will come through San Luis Obispo County on July 16-17. The officers, including San Luis Obispo Police Lieutenant, Bill Proll will be carrying the “Flame of Hope” as they make their way through the County escorted by members of the Sheriff’s Office and the CHP.

The torch runners will finish in Los Angeles to open the 2015 Special Olympics World Games at the LA Coliseum. More than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will take part in the World Games in July. In honor of that event, Sheriff Parkinson has ordered “2015 Special Olympics World Games” bumper stickers to be affixed to all Sheriff’s Patrol Units.

“This is our way of showing support for a very worthwhile cause. A cause, I and other law enforcement officers deeply believe in and which I have personally been involved with for a number of years, ” said Sheriff Parkinson.

The bumper stickers were funded by a donation from the Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation. The bumper stickers will remain on the vehicles until the completion of the World Games in August.


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