Law enforcement agencies help with Special Olympics Torch Run on Tuesday

JONESBORO, Ark. – The men and women in blue across Northeast Arkansas joined together for a very worthy cause Tuesday.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in Arkansas happened at several locations in NEA, including in Jonesboro and also in Piggott.

Beginning at Jonesboro Police Department on Caraway Road, the run and activities concluded at Centennial Bank on Red Wolf Boulevard in Jonesboro with a check presented to Special Olympics of Arkansas for $26,020.

In Clay County, Sheriff Terry Miller’s department had the honor of participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run to kick off the 2017 Summer Games of the Special Olympics later on Tuesday.


This years torch run commemorates 30 years of law enforcement in Arkansas celebrating the Special Olympics, Miller said in a release.

The torch run started in Clay County at the Piggott Court House and carried on through Rector.

“We are honored to be able to assist in carrying the ‘Flame of Hope’ throughout our County,” Miller said in the release.

​The Special Olympics Arkansas Summer Games are held each year at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. The event brings together over 2,000 athletes and 500 coaches from across the state. Find out more information at the Summer Games’ website.

Clay County photos from Clay County Sheriff’s Department

Jonesboro photos submitted to NEA Report anonymously. 

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