Law Enforcement Torch Runs

For over 30 years, Utah’s law enforcement community has been supporting Special Olympics and individuals with intellectual disabilities through the Law Enforcement Torch Runs (LETR). Our heartfelt thanks to all the law enforcement officers and agencies who have again planned torch runs in their communities for 2018.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics

The Torch Run was started in 1981 by Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon to involve local law enforcement personnel in the community and to support Special Olympics.  At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National and World Games.  The purchase of LETR shirts helps support the torch runs

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) raises awareness for individuals with intellectual disabilities inviting the community to join them in accepting and including people with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of their lives. For Special Olympics athletes the torch run is a visual display of mutual respect and commitment between law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes. Equally important, law enforcement officers receive positive community recognition.

Find out more about the impact of LETR through Special Olympic’s “The Guardian” bimonthly newsletter.

Have LETR News/Updates to share, please email Mike Snow at!

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run

 Mitch Torch

We appreciate our law enforcement officers and their willingness to run the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” down the streets of cities and towns in support of Special Olympics Utah athletes.
Our thanks to all the communities  across Utah that hosted torch runs in May for the “The Flame of Hope.”
Special Thanks to our 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run Title Sponsors: