Law Enforcement Torch Run

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The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraising and public awareness vehicle designed to allow members of the law enforcement community the opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes who live, work and compete in their local communities


At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State, National, and World Games. Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate, volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 46 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and all 50 US states, raising more than $560 Million since its inception in 1981.

The LETR movement made its way to Vermont in 1984. Today, law enforcement and public service personnel from more than fifty departments support Special Olympics Vermont athletes by running, raising funds through various events, and draping medals at state competitions. The LETR Executive Council is the governing body providing oversight of all Torch Run activity in the state. For more information about LETR and to get involved, please contact Sasha Fisher.

LETR Executive Council

Upcoming Opportunities

Callie Field
Vermont State Police - Derby

Bruce Merriam
Stowe Police Department

Council Members

Carolynne Erwin
Burlington Police Department

Justin Huizenga
Williston Police Department

Derrick Kendrew
Colchester Police Department


Jessica Ryan-LeBlanc
Woodstock Police Department

Raysa Ortega
Northwest State Correctional Facility

Brianne Williamson
South Burlington Police Department

Executive Council Resources

The Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Council is the governing body of LETR activity and strategy in Vermont. Council members are elected to serve 3-year, renewable terms. The Council is lead by Co-Directors who are elected to 2-year renewable terms.


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  • Executive Council nomination form
  • 2017 calendar of events



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