Jefferson County law enforcement torch run to benefit Special Olympics New York on June 4

WATERTOWN, NY – On June 4, 2023, the 2023 Jefferson County Law Enforcement Torch Run will be led by members of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and other local, military, and federal law enforcement agencies as the Flame of Hope makes its way around the state in support of Special Olympics New York.

LETR is a time-honored Special Olympics tradition of more than 30 years, led and orchestrated by the “Guardians of the Flame,” which include members of law enforcement personnel from agencies throughout New York. Together with local athletes and supporters, LETR representatives raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New York.

Law enforcement representatives, individuals and employees from The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence, and Special Olympics athletes will participate as follows:

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Time: 10:00am
Start Location: Jefferson Community College
End Location: Tully’s Good Times – 1050 Arsenal St., Watertown, NY 13601 – for an Appreciation Party
Length of Run: 1.4 Miles


About Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 42,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with more than 200 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports, where students with and without disabilities compete as teammates. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families, or caregivers. The organization has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from, making it one of the most trusted charities in the business nationally. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, visit