The Boulder Police Department has supported Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) since their first Torch Run in 1986 led by Sergeant Dave Seper. Consistently for the past 30 years, Boulder law enforcement officials have participated in every LETR fundraising event for SOCO with endless enthusiasm. These events include the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Unified Relay Across America for the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles, the Starlight Classic Car Motorcycle Show, the Polar Plunge at Boulder Reservoir, in addition to several Tip A Cop events. The agency’s eagerness to support our athletes has proven itself to be contagious, reaching the City Council of Boulder, whose employees regularly participate in the Boulder Torch Run alongside the City Council Manager himself. In addition to this remarkable accomplishment, the Boulder Police Department has raised over $206,000 in funds since 2003 in support of SOCO.
The Boulder Police Department is more than a fundraising force for SOCO. They are an advocate for inclusiveness and have changed how the Boulder community views people with intellectual disabilities. Sergeant Dave Seper states, “Our favorite part of being involved with SOCO is having the opportunity to champion the community of people with intellectual disabilities, specifically the courageous SOCO athletes. This partnership and opportunity is an honor.”
For their dedication to our athletes and the citizens of Boulder, we are honored to recognize the Boulder Police Department as the Law Enforcement Torch Run Agency of the Year.