The Roanoke County Sheriff's Office has participated in the
Special Olympics fund raising for many years. Our Deputies volunteer
their time to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise
awareness for Special Olympics, as well as raising money while
participating in motorcycle rides, polar plunges, tip-a-cop, selling
t-shirts and candy. The Sheriff's Office Deputies, who participate in
the final leg of the Virginia Torch Run also help at the annual Special
Olympic Summer games, which is held in Richmond.
Since the Torch Run was started in the early 80's, the Roanoke County
Sheriff's Office has been a leader in raising funds and doing events to
raise awareness for Special Olympics. In the past, our Sheriff has been
the area coordinator, as well as having members on the executive
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a nationwide event, and is the largest
grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Law Enforcement Officers
throughout Virginia will participate in running the Flame of Hope in
Richmond to open the Special Olympics
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics was on June 7, 2016,
and turned out to be a huge success. We had more than 40 runners and
Special Olympics athletes, from three Departments this year.
Thanks again and hope to see everyone next year.
For more information on our Special Olympics programs, you can email Deputy Scott Young.