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Law Enforcement Torch Run underway, from Copper Harbor to Detroit

The Michigan State Police, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Michigan Department of Corrections are all participating in the largest fundraiser for the Michigan Special Olympics
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is underway.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is underway.(WLUC)
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 12:01 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run is underway to benefit the Michigan Special Olympics.

Starting Monday in Copper Harbor and finishing at the end of the week in Detroit, teams of officers will run five miles every 10 hours for a total of 750 miles. Runners passed through Marquette Tuesday morning.

The Michigan State Police, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Michigan Department of Corrections are all participating in the largest grassroots fundraiser for the Michigan Special Olympics.

“The athletes have been, because of Coronavirus, have not been competing very much the year,” explains MSP inspector Jennifer Johnson. “They miss that terribly, and this is a way to raise money to get them back on the field.”

Nearly $80,000 has been raised already statewide through the Torch Run. You can donate to the fundraiser here.

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