Sikeston law enforcement participates in Torch Run to raise money for Special Olympics

Special Olympics Torch Run takes places in Sikeston, Mo.
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 8:40 AM CDT|Updated: May. 24, 2023 at 5:21 PM CDT
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SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - The Special Olympics Torch Run made its way through Sikeston on Wednesday morning, May 24.

The event began at 8:30 a.m. at Walmart and then made its way through town.

Law enforcement officers participating in the Torch Run raised money and awareness for Special Olympic of Missouri.

Sikeston Department of Public Safety Captain Derick Wheetley told us more about the effort.

“You know, we get involved with these athletes throughout random events, daily lives interactions,” he said. “This just helps bring awareness to the campaign for Special Olympics, help raise funds and just overall awareness of what the program does.”

The event made its way through Cape Girardeau on Monday.

This marks the 37th year for the statewide law enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri.