We are always looking for new Law Enforcement agencies to get involved in our Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising and public awareness efforts. All branches of Law Enforcement are welcome, including military. There is nothing that can compare to placing a medal around a competing Special Olympics athlete's neck or the sense of satisfaction knowing the funds you raised at a fundraiser will support the Special Olympics programs right in your own community.
Join the ranks of over 2,000 Law Enforcement personnel (both sworn and civilian) throughout Louisiana who are changing the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through their involvement in the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR).
We have a Law Enforcement Executive committee who have years of Torch Run and Special Olympics knowledge between them who are happy to help you get started. Our staff dedicated to the Law Enforcement Torch Run will support you in your efforts to get engaged.
Take your first step and complete the Interest form and we will get in touch with you.
HISTORY OF LETR
LETR began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon created the Torch Run. He thought the Torch Run would help law enforcement be active in the community and support Special Olympics Kansas. In 1983, Chief LaMunyon presented the program to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). They decided to endorse Torch Run and became the “Founding Law Enforcement Organization.” With the IACP’s support, LETR became the movement's largest public awareness and fundraising group for Special Olympics.
As retired Chief Richard LaMunyon once said, “What started in 1981...as a flicker of hope for Special Olympics has now become a roaring flame of stability for Special Olympics athletes worldwide.” LETR is changing the future for people with intellectual disabilities. Through the LETR and Special Olympics partnership we are lighting the way for acceptance and inclusion.
Torch Run has grown over the years and now includes many fundraising platforms. These include: Plane Pulls, Polar Plunges, Tip-A-Cops, and more. Since the beginning, LETR has raised over $600 million for Special Olympics programs.