FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrea B. Imms
Office: (504) 712-2244
Date: May 14, 2010
Kenner Police Department to
Enforcement Torch Run on May 19
Kenner Police Department, along
the DEA, Gretna Police Department, Harahan Police Department,
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police,
Probation and Parole and Secret Service members will participate
in the 25th annual Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run on
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 to benefit Special Olympics Louisiana.
Officers with the Kenner Police Department have carried
the “Flame of Hope” through the streets of
Kenner since the event came to
in 1985. To date,
the Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest fundraising and
public awareness campaign for Special Olympics programs around
The route for the Kenner Police Department
will be as follows:
Beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m., runners
will start out at 5708 Airline Drive
in Metairie (Victory
Academy) and will run west on
to Williams Blvd.
They will turn right onto Williams Blvd., traveling north towards Veterans Blvd.
They will then turn left onto Veterans Blvd.,
traveling west towards the Kenner Police Complex, located at 500 Veterans Blvd, where the run will end.
The length of the route is 6.3 miles.
For more information:
For more information on this event, please contact the
KPD Community Relations Division at (504) 712-2294 or at
For more information on Special Olympics Louisiana, visit