Illinois Police Officers Torch Run
for Special Olympics to stop in Lincoln on June 8th
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[May 25, 2023]
Beginning June 2nd, law enforcement throughout
Illinois will carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles, running
through hundreds of communities via 23 different legs (routes).
Flame of Hope will ultimately be delivered to Bloomington-Normal for
the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games
on June 9th!
On June 8th, the Flame of Hope will be traveling
through Logan County along Historic Route 66 from Elkhart to
Atlanta. There will be a short stop at Old Union Cemetery where a
brief memorial will be held for retired Logan County Deputy Scott
Brown at his gravesite, before continuing with the run.
Deputy Scott Brown held a fundamental role in the
Torch Run as it passed through Logan County for many years. Law
enforcement personnel and Torch Run volunteers escort the run, and
we would like to invite you along for the ride.
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If you have any questions, please email Lieutenant
The website for the Torch Run can be found here:
Law Enforcement Support Staff
Logan County Sheriff's Office]