Passing the torch: Queensland Assistant Commissioner Paul Wilson and NSW Police Commander Bruce Lyons.
Passing the torch: Queensland Assistant Commissioner Paul Wilson and NSW Police Commander Bruce Lyons. Blainey Woodham

Olympic torch signals hope

SPECIAL athletes, children and community members “ran with the law” on Saturday.

The runners joined about 30 police officers, from the Tweed Byron and Lismore areas, to help deliver the Flame of Hope to the 2010 Special Olympics.

Tweed Heads Police Inspector Darren Steel organised the Tweed leg of the relay, which went from Point Danger to the PCYC.

“It was a great day,” Insp Steel said.

“All the officers running volunteered their own time and half of them came from Lismore to participate.

“All up we had about 50 runners, there were a few special Olympians running.”

The Tweed Daily News also had a team join the fun run, raising $250 for the worthy cause.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an international event supporting the Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics torch relay started on the Gold Coast on March 19 and will arrive in Adelaide on April 19 for the opening ceremony. The torch will today be carried by 100 officers through the streets of Sydney.



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