Law Enforcement Torch Run


Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR) is a volunteer movement that was established by members of the law enforcement community to support Special Olympics. The mission of LETR is to increase awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympics movement.

Final Leg at Glendale, California

LETR began in 1981, when Wichita, Kansas (USA) Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to increase awareness of Special Olympics. He also saw it as an ideal way to get local law enforcement personnel involved with the Special Olympics community. The LETR was quickly adopted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Founding organization of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. What started as a flicker over thirty years ago has grown into a roaring flame of support and stability for Special Olympics athletes worldwide.