Henry County Law Enforcement Agencies
The Henry County Police Department and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office will once again participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics to take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The public is invited to participate in this special run that will take the Special Olympic Torch through Henry County, passing it on to officials in Fayette County.
The State of Georgia began supporting the Law Enforcement Torch Run in 1986, and Henry County’s Law enforcement agencies have been involved for more than ten years, hosting various fundraising events through the year. Both agencies will be selling Torch Run merchandise such as tee shirts and hats for $12.00, lanyards for $5.00 and embroidered patches for $3.00, with all of the proceeds to benefit Special Olympics Georgia.
There is no cost to join the run, and it’s a great opportunity to show support for Henry County’s Special Olympics team and law enforcement, by escorting the torch from Henry County to Fayette County, where it will be handed over to representatives from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Participants may run the entire five-mile route or part way, as there will be a bus following the runners to give them a break.
Registration and check–in begins at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event at the Publix Store located at 2158 Highway 20 West in McDonough, and the run will commence at 8 a.m.
For more information, contact Sgt. Jason Duffey with the Henry County Police Department, at 770-288-8275 or Deputy Stephen Chance, with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, at 770-288-7141.