Each year, the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department participates in the annual Special Olympics Law enforcement Torch Run. I think this is a great community event that shows everyone a different side of what our police department is all about. For this event, more than 85,000 law enforcement officers will carry the Flame of Hope across 35 nations, raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics. The event will begin Tuesday, May 22 at 8 a.m., starting in the Arkansas Wal-Mart parking lot, 133 Arkansas Blvd. Texarkana Arkansas Officers will run over 18 miles before handing over the torch to the Hope Police Department.

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is proud to participate in such an outstanding event for such a worthy cause. Please join us on this date.

You can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.

(Source: Officer Kristi Mitchell/Public Information Officer TAPD)