Law Enforcement Torch Run came to Sale, with police officers supporting the Special Olympics

Police officer Sam Diversi and Jeff Burton from the George Gray Centre lead the march into Macalister St.
Police officer Sam Diversi and Jeff Burton from the George Gray Centre lead the march into Macalister St.

THE Law Enforcement Torch Run came to Sale this week, with police officers banding together with local residents to carry the flame of hope.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a worldwide annual event, and in partnership with the Special Olympics, gives those suffering intellectual disabilities the chance to enjoy time in the spotlight.

More than 40 police officers from across Australia carried the flame alongside people from the George Gray Centre and Sale and District Specialist School, as the contingent made its way from Raymond St and to McMillan Park.

At the park, Joanne Bartlett from Special Olympics Australia, Sale police station Senior Sergeant Ally Howard and Wellington Shire mayor Alan Hall had the honour of lighting the cauldron.

Participants then took part in sporting activities arranged by Special Olympics Australia, Gippsport, Sale United Soccer Club and Sale Tennis Club. From Sale, the torch run continued to Bairnsdale and will reach its final destination in Trafalgar on Friday.

More in Tuesday's Gippsland Times.

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