Officers from the San Diego Unified School District Police Officers participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting the Special Olympics of California.
“Our School Police Officers were honored to
participate in the event and help raise awareness for Special Olympics,”
said Michael Marquez, School Police Operations Lieutenant.
Police participants in the May 28 event included Officers Luis
Espinoza, John Ross, Cain Arrelano, Bashir Abdi, and Jenifer Gruner.
officers joined more than 120 law enforcement agencies participating in
the Torch Run, which began in Chula Vista on May 28 and will end in Los
Angeles Saturday, June 8.
The southern leg route of the Law
Enforcement Torch Run includes police officers, staff and law
enforcement from the cities of San Diego, Oceanside, Escondido, Carlsbad
and Orange County.
The goal of the Special Olympics Torch Run is
to raise awareness and raise funds for community-based support programs
that help benefit people with intellectual disabilities. San Diego
County Special Olympics reaches athletes from Oceanside to San Ysidro.
The money raised helps pay for free, year-round sports programs and