Officers take off on "Law Enforcement Torch Run" for Special Olympics

The annual "Law Enforcement Torch Run" honors more the 64,000 NY Special Olympians in Westchester. (5/2/14)

YONKERS - Police officers from all across Westchester hit the ground running in support of the Special Olympics yesterday.

With torch in hand, dozens started their annual "Law Enforcement Torch Run" in Yonkers yesterday. Runners made their way through several communities before arriving at Riverfront Park in Peekskill.

Officials say it's a labor of love that all police officers and recruits look forward to year after year. "We do it to support the Special Olympics and law enforcement in it. It's just a way to bring recognition and awareness to the people who participate in Special Olympics," says Westchester County Police Capt. Mark Bush.

The Torch Run is the largest fundraising event for the Special Olympics. There are currently about 64,000 Special Olympians in New York state.

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