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).

The 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 Michael Block,

The website for the Torch Run can be found here: 

[Alison Wright
Law Enforcement Support Staff
Logan County Sheriff's Office]


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