Kenner Police to participate in law enforcement torch run

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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:      4/2/2015 

Kenner Police to participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 21, 2015
(Public invited to run with Law Enforcement)

 Kenner - The Kenner Police Department along with Harhan Police Department, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police Troop B, Probation and Parole, DEA, FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Marshals and numerous other agencies, military, and civilians will participate in the 30th annual Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday, May 21, 2015 to benefit Special Olympics Louisiana.  Local officers have carried the "Flame of Hope" for Special Olympics throughout the area since the event came to Louisiana in 1985.  To date, the Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest fundraising and public awareness campaign for Special Olympics programs around the world.  This great event is open to the public.  This is a group formation run at a 10 minute mile pace.  There are neither walkers nor bikers in this event for safety reasons.

 The route for the Jefferson Parish leg of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run:  Beginning at approximately 8:00 AM, runners will start at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd in Metairie, and will run west on Veterans Blvd towards the Kenner Police Complex, located at 500 Veterans Blvd where the run will end.  The length of the route is approximately 3.1 miles.  The cost will be $25 which will include registration, T-shirt, food and entertainment after the run.  To have your shirt for the run you must register no later than May 1, 2015.

 For more information to run, purchase t-shirts, or donate (all money raised will go to Louisiana Special Olympics) please contact Officer James Virgil of the Kenner Police Community Relations Division at (504)  712-2395 or jvirgil@kennerpd.com.  If you would like to set up an interview or film footage of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, please contact Lieutenant Brian McGregor at (504) 712-2252 or bmcgregor@kennerpd.com.  For more information on Special Olympics Louisiana, visit www.laso.org or contact them at (800) 345-6644.

 
 

Michael
J.
Glaser

Chief of Police

 

 
 
Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

 
 
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