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Law Enforcement Torch Run

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Arizona statewide. We carry the Torch representing the Flame of Hope and dedicate ourselves to helping Special Olympics Arizona throughout the state.

Impact of LETR

Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest fundraising vehicle for Special Olympics across the globe.  In Arizona, law enforcement around the state raise over one million dollars per year that goes directly back to creating increased opportunities for Special Olympics Arizona athletes.  Without their support, continued development would be near impossible.  In the same respect, we at Special Olympics Arizona would like to ensure that we share not only the impact that law enforcement personnel have had on our community but express our immense gratitude for all that they continue to do.

“Special Olympics Arizona is grateful for Law Enforcement Personnel.  Through the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which raises awareness and financial support for Special Olympics worldwide, law enforcement lends an important hand in celebrating the greatness in all people, especially individuals with intellectual disabilities.”

Share Your Impact Story!

Click here to share how LETR has impacted you with Special Olympics Arizona.


View Impact Stories Below:

Chy Johnson | Special Olympics Arizona Athlete
“The LETR has given me a “job” that I get to go to at least….” read more.

Sgt. Robert C Fierros | Nogales Police Department
“In my 16 years in law enforcement, I have been involved….” read more.

Tim Manesh | Special Olympics Arizona Athlete
“I cannot find words to explain how cool it was….” read more.

CO IV Derek Alvarez | Arizona State Prison Complex – Douglas
June of 2014 was life changing for me. A man by the name of Jeff Steron….” read more.

San Luis Regional Detention and Support Center
Being involved in the Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run is an opportunity….” read more.

Wendy Eccles | Special Olympics Arizona Coach
Special Olympics has provided me we a wonderful opportunity to enjoy….” read more.

Wyatt Robishaw | Special Olympics Arizona Athlete
I had fun and would do it again. I liked all of the officers and being able….” read more.

Deputy Jennifer Morrison | Coconino Country Sheriff’s Office
It’s more than a fundraising effort for me personally. It’s a chance….” read more.

Krista Aufdemberge | Special Olympics Arizona Athlete
It was cool walking with the torch for the 2016 Summer Games. One lady….” read more.

Krista Sanchez | Special Olympics Staff Member
“Watching the work of all of our LETR men and women has been inspirational….” read more.

Officer Luz Fernandez Story | Phoenix Police Department
I can truly say I fell in love with the organization and the people….” read more.

Rich Bradshaw | Glendale Police Department
To talk and run with the athletes and see the joy in their eyes as….” read more.

Darin Eccles | Pinal County Sheriff’s Office
I was putting the medal around his neck and gave me a big hug and.…” read more.

Cmdr. Louis Tovar | Phoenix Police Department
Being involved in supporting SOAZ has been particularly rewarding for me.…” read more.

Carlos Fuentes | Police Officer
“It’s about the spirit of giving back to the community and .…” read more.

Kelvin Horten | Police Officer
It helps me see the good in people instead.…” read more.

LETR Facebook

Follow LETR on Facebook and get up-to-date information on upcoming events and inspiring stories of Law Enforcement volunteers and SOAZ athletes!

LETR Photo Album

View and download all photos from LETR events such as Polar Plunge, Tip-A-Cop, Cop On Top and much more!

Thank you LETR

Special Olympics Arizona wants to thank the Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run for their continued support that makes everything we do for the athletes possible.



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