Milford officers participate in torch run

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Milford Police officers led by Chief Cecilia Ashe participate in the Delaware Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (Photo courtesy of Milford Police Department)

On Thursday, June 6, members of the Milford Police Department participated in the annual Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics torch run. Milford officers began running at 9:15 AM near Milford Ponds on South DuPont Boulevard. This marks the 38th year that the torch run has been held in Delaware.

The event is inspiring to many and nearly 800 law enforcement officers participated in multiple legs across the state on June 5 through 7. The torch run began at the New Castle County Police Department at 9 AM on June 5 with a ceremony at 9:30 AM at the Wilmington Police Department. Another leg began at Fenwick Island at 3:30 PM with a ceremony at 7 PM at Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. A post-ceremony one-mile run was also held to Grove Park.

On June 6, a leg began at 6:15 AM at Delmar Police Department with a second at the Georgetown Circle. Unification was in Harrington and the officers continued to Dover with a ceremony at 1:45 PM on Legislative Mall in Dover.

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (Photo courtesy of Milford Police Department)

On Friday, the event culminated at 4 PM with an Opening Ceremony of the Summer Games which were held at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware. The Flame of Hope arrived around 5 PM after leaving Newark Shopping Center at 4:15 PM.

Since it began, the torch run has raised more than $11 million used to benefit Special Olympics.

β€œIt was our honor to join with other Delaware Law Enforcement in supporting Special Olympics Delaware through the annual torch run last Thursday. The outpouring of support along the route was greatly appreciated!” the Milford Police Department Facebook post read. β€œWe also appreciate Easy Speak for their hospitality for lunch!!”

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