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Special Olympics torch travels through Pinellas

Published:   |   Updated: April 10, 2013 at 06:23 AM

Law enforcement officers helped carry the Special Olympics torch through Pinellas County today, bringing awareness to sports programs for developmentally disabled people.

The torch made its way from St. Petersburg to Clearwater, with help from more than a half-dozen Pinellas law enforcement agencies and local Special Olympics athletes. The deputies and police officers stopped at several schools along the way, where students cheered them on.

The stretch through Pinellas County is part of the statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run, where more than 5,000 law enforcement officers carry the torch on a 1,500-mile relay through the state. The run culminates in May at the Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games, held at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee.

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