Office Members Participate in Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run

Published on June 12, 2023

On June 9, 2023, members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office joined thousands of other members of law enforcement throughout New Jersey to participate in the annual fundraising and awareness event, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey. 

Each year, law enforcement personnel from agencies across New Jersey carry the “Flame of Hope” throughout the state and into the Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games. The Games are being held this year at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township from June 9 through June 11.  The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics dates back to 1981 and today is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the Flame of Hope into the opening ceremony of New Jersey’s competition, and competitions at the national, regional, and world levels.

Members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office ran from Headquarters Plaza in Morristown into Morris Township on Mt. Kemble Avenue and past Harter Road, where the Torch was passed over to other participants waiting to continue the journey southward.   

Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll said, “The Torch Run is a terrific event that brings together law enforcement and our communities for an admirable cause. All participants, from event organizers to the runners and supporters, continue to demonstrate their commitment to this long-standing annual tradition that benefits the Special Olympics.”   

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