Williamsburg, James City officers participate in Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run

Williamsburg police officers, fire fighters, James City County police officers and United States Navy and Marine Corps members participated in the Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting Special Olympics Virginia on Friday morning.

The run, which is part of a 1,900-mile run across Virginia, began at the Williamsburg Capitol building at 7:15 a.m. Eleven people carried the Special Olympics Virginia torch about five miles from Duke of Gloucester Street to the Quality Inn on Richmond Road.

There they passed the torch to the James City Police Department, who will pass the torch to the New Kent County Sheriff's Department, said Maj. Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police Department.

The torch will make its way to Richmond's Robins Stadium on Friday where it will be lit for the Special Olympics Virginia's annual Summer Games held on June 10 and June 11, according to a Special Olympics Virginia news release.

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