The best decision I made in my police career was to align with Special Olympics." - Retired Nashville Police Chief Joe Casey
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Tennessee unites officers from law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Tennessee. Torch Run efforts to raise funds include collecting selling T-shirts and hosting unique fundraising events such as Tip-A-Cops, Polar Plunges, Cop On Top, Pulling for a Purpose, thROWdown and golf tournaments.
Each year, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state culminating with the Torch Run Final Leg, and the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics State Summer Games in Nashville. The LETR program involves more than 1750 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 100 law enforcement agencies across Tennessee.