Temple, Tx (KWKT) — The Temple Police Department is continuing to support the Special Olympics.
On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the Temple Police Department continued its commitment to support the Special Olympics.
Ceremonies were held at 9 a.m. at the Wildcat Stadium with Chief Gary Smith providing a speech to crown the Temple Police Departments dedication to the Special Olympics to a crowd of student athletes, teachers, staff, and supporters. Chief Smith then led members of the Temple Police Department in carrying the Olympic torch out of the stadium, located in the 300 block of North 31st Street, to the 5000 block of South 31st Street.
A total of 18 police personnel participated in the run with five additional officers assisting on bicycles.
Officer Michael Keating, the event organizer for the department stated, "This is the largest number of runners to participate in the event to date," Keating went on to praise the dedication and support by the department to this very worthy cause.
This Thursday through Saturday, Officer Keating and Sgt. Wilkey will travel to Arlington in support of the State Special Olympics Games on behalf of the Temple Police Department.
While in Arlington, Keating will have the honor of representing the Central Texas Region and carry the Olympic torch.
"Each region is allowed one runner and torch," said Keating. "Being selected to represent our region and carry our torch is a very big honor. I am blessed to be a part of the Special Olympics."
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