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Carrying the torch for the Special Olympics

Friday, May 25, 2012

Photo by Jill Bock, Staff
More than 40 law enforcement officers took part in Thursday morning's Special Olympics Torch Run through Sikeston to help raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics in Missouri. Lowe's employees and others gathered along Main Street to show their support for the runners. Above Dee Hunley shakes hands with Lt. Rickey Rapert of Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Joining DPS on the run with officers from the New Madrid and Scott County sheriff departments along with Highway Patrol Cpl. Shane Stewart, who has recovered after being shot while on duty earlier this year. Those who want to add their support to the Special Olympics can purchase a Special Olympics T-shirt for $10 each by contacting DPS at 471-6200 and leaving their name and phone number or take part in fundraisers planned by the officers including a June 9 car wash in Sikeston.

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