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Torch Run Highlights

Torch Run 5k
Enjoy some highlights of the Law Enforcement Torch Run movement.

Torch Run Highlights

Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics Sets New Record in Winchester

Franklin County Sheriff's Office and friends raise over $8,000 for Special Olympics Tennessee

Top Fundraising Departments for 2023

Franklin County Sheriff's Department
Tennessee Highway Patrol
Brentwood Police Department
Maryville Police Department
Memphis Police Department
Spring Hill Police Department
Johnson City Police Department
Hamilton County Sheriff's Department
Pigeon Forge Police Department
Knoxville Police Department
Sevier County Sheriff's Office
Clarksville Police Department
Washington County Sheriff's Department
Gallatin Police Department
Lenoir City Police Department
Coffee County Sheriff's Office
Tennessee Department of Corrections
Metro Nashville Police Department
Bristol Police Department
Alcoa Police Department
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Award of Excellence

Law Enforcement Torch Run Tennessee was awarded the Sapphire Award of Excellence in fundraising for 2021

Highlights Through The Years


We were challenged by Retired Metro Nashville Chief Joe Casey to do a statewide Torch Run. Thanks in huge part to Chief “Yogi” from Manchester, 75 Law Enforcement agencies and 300 officers were able to carry the Flame of Hope over 800 miles across the state of Tennessee!


  • Recognized by the LETR International Executive Council for the 2020 Award of Excellence for largest percentage of growth and the Sapphire fundraising level
  • The program also honored with nominees for the John Carion Unsung Hero Award and the LETR International Executive Council Athlete Award.


  • Representatives from 6 different law enforcement agencies participated in the first Torch Run for the 2019 State Winter Games
  • Members of the LETR TN movement played a intricate role in the 2019 Special Olympics North America Softball Championship and the 2019 Special Olympics North American Golf Championship


  • First Athlete Ambassador was voted on the LETR TN State Council
  • Battle of the Badges Division created for the Music City Blitz for all law enforcement, fire department and paramedics


  • The LETR TN State Council was created.
  • The International Law Enforcement Torch Run International Conference was held in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center with over 1500 law enforcement officers in attendance.