Special Olympics torch run crosses through Bossier

Special Olympics torch run crosses through Bossier
Lagniappe Sports

POSTED: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 5:15pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 5:19pm

Airman 1st Class Clayton Wilson leads the way down Texas Street with the Special Olympics torch for the Bossier leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Friday, May 11, in the morning. Wilson is assigned to Security Forces at Barksdale Air Force Base and joined nearly 40 other runners from area law enforcement agencies to make the three-mile run from the Bossier Civic Center to the Caddo Parish Courthouse in support of Special Olympics. They met with runners from Caddo at the foot of the Texas Street Bridge before continuing on to the Courthouse for a joint proclamation from mayors from both sides of the river.

Runners from northwest Louisiana will continue the trek south passing the torch to other law enforcement officers as they make their way to the opening ceremonies of the 2012 State Summer Games for the Special Olympics in Hammond next weekend. Special Olympics partners with law enforcement agencies to raise funding, promote awareness and build relationships between officers and persons with intellectual disabilities.

Click here to see a full photo gallery from the event.

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