Sheriff Jimmy Davis along with Deputies, Officers and Troopers from LCSO, Loudon Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined the Tennessee Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics organization at Chick-Fil-A Lenoir City for a fundraiser benefiting the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
First Responders joined the Tip-A-Cop Lenoir City Chick-fil-A fundraiser and helped to serve food, take orders, clean and talk with community members about the Special Olympics while also raising money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Approximately $2,700 was raised from donations.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (the Torch Run) is the largest grassroots fundraising program benefiting
Special Olympics throughout the world.
Internationally, law enforcement agencies raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. In Tennessee, the first Law Enforcement Torch Run event was organized in 1991. Since then, the Tennessee Law Enforcement Torch Run program has continued to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Tennessee through its sponsorship of various special events and activities.
The highlight of the Torch Run program’s activity each year is the running of the torch, when law enforcement officers from around the state carry the “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies site at the Special Olympics Tennessee Summer Games.