Sikeston DPS runs for the Special Olympics

(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Facebook)
(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Facebook)
(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Facebook)
(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Facebook)
(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Facebook)
(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Facebook)
(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Facebook)
(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Facebook)
(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Facebook)
(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Facebook)

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - About 40 members of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety braved the warm temps today to run for a very special cause.

Sikeston hosted it's leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics.

The goal is to raise money and awareness for the event.

And the runners say it feels good to give back to the athletes.

"Everybody has someone in their family who has a special need," said Lt. Jim McMillen with Sikeston DPS.  "It really feels good to go out there and watch these kids participate in sports because it's everything to them."

Sikeston DPS will hold another Special Olympics fundraiser next month.

On June 9, officers will host a car wash at Carnell's Collision Repair on Main St. in Sikeston.

So far this year, DPS has raised more than $2,500.

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