FTPD Marks 15th Year Of Running In Law Enforcement Torch Run

2016 Torch Run - 2

A Franklin Township officer takes the torch to start the final leg of the run.

As they have for about 14 years before, a team from the Franklin Township Police Department on June 10 ran a leg of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

The township squad was joined by runners from South Brunswick police, said FTPD Det. Kevin Fitzharris.

“Combined, we have about 17 runners, and we’ve raised approximately $2,300 so far, with more to come,” Fitzharris said.

Begun in 1981, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics has raised more than $560 million, according to the event’s web site.

Fitzharris said that the money was raised from the runners themselves as well as local businesses.

The Franklin/South Brunswick squad started at Bennington Parkway and Route 27, and ran the slightly more than 7-mile leg to the Princeton border.


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