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Law enforcement torch run to support Special Olympics comes to Baltimore

Posted at 7:14 PM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 19:14:28-04

Officers across the state are lacing up their sneakers to run in the Special Olympics Maryland Law Enforcement torch run this week. Tuesday, the torch made its way to Baltimore. 

Leading the pack was athlete Annu Singleton carrying the torch. 

"It's exciting. I do it every  year. It's fun holding the torch and it's fun running with law enforcement," Singleton said. 

Dozens of law enforcement from agencies across the city participated, including a big showing from the Baltimore Police Department. 

"We've got cadets. We've got recruits from our academy class, folks from our SWAT team and some detectives," interim commissioner Gary Tuggle said. "It's a special opportunity for the police department to be able to give back. I see pride in our members faces when tey get the opportunity to participate in this." 

The torch has already been all over the state, from Havre de Grace and Aberdeen to Ocean City and St. Mary's, and it will continue to make its way to other counties before ending its journey at Towson University Friday for the Special Olympics Maryland summer games opening ceremonies. 

It's all to raise money and awareness for the organization. 

"Being in the Special Olympics has changed my life completely," Singleton said.