The Waynesville Police Department proudly supports the Missouri Special Olympics Torch Run through donations, the sale of Special Olympic Hats, t-shirts and fundraising events.
Law Enforcement Torch Run
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® began 22 years ago. Today, the LETR is held in 50 states and 35 countries around the world. The event raises $20 million annually and recruits more than 15,000 law enforcement officers from all over the world. CARQUEST Auto Parts is the Premier International Partner of the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, providing support and fundraising assistance worldwide. The Premier Partner for Missouri's Torch Run is Shop'n Save. The Missouri Police Chiefs Association is the founding law enforcement organization for Missouri's Torch Run for Special Olympics. What began in 1986 as a 30-mile run is now a four-day relay covering more than 950 miles with 1,000 runners. It's more than a run, the Torch Run is a campaign to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. The mission of the LETR is to raise both dollars and awareness for Special Olympics. Nearly 200 agencies and 2,500 officers work year-round in Missouri to accomplish this goal; they are some of our greatest volunteers. All funds raised go towards supporting Special Olympics Missouri's year-round sports training and athletic competition program for over 14,000 athletes across the state.