August 6, 2013 > Special Olympics Torch Run
Special Olympics Torch Run
Submitted By Officer Qureshi, Milpitas PD
On June 20, 2013, members of the Milpitas Police Department participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run as it made its way into the City of Milpitas. The participants received the torch from the California Highway Patrol at the intersection of Montague Expressway and Main Street.
Runners, including members from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and from the Milpitas Police Department as well as a Special Olympic participant, arrived at the Milpitas Police Department with the Special Olympics torch and participated in a celebration ceremony.
Milpitas Police Chief Steve Pangelinan officially handed the torch off to the Newark Police Department to continue its journey to the 2013 Special Olympic Games in Davis, Ca. Special Olympics offers persons with developmental disabilities in Northern California the opportunity to participate in the summer games, which is made possible by support from volunteers, community members and law enforcement agencies.