About LETR

The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement worldwide. Special Olympics is a program that daily reaffirms our beliefs that with hope, love and dedication, we can see achievement and self-worth realized by any individual. It is our belief that persons with intellectual disabilities, by their involvement in Special Olympics, show the community at large the true meaning of sport and a pure joy towards life.

To learn more about one of our LETR Agencies in Colorado, please take a moment to view the LETR Agency of the Year vignettes presented at the annual Hall of Fame event.

2016 Hall of Fame – Boulder Police Department

2015 Hall of Fame – Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office

2014 Hall of Fame – Adams County Sheriff’s Office

Here are a few ways that your department can get involved:

  • Organize a Torch Run leg in your area or start a new route. Encourage your fellow officers to get involved too! Complete the 2017 Torch Run form here!
  • Get a team for the Polar Plunge and/or Plane Pull event from your department. Ask a local SOCO athlete to join your team. Register here for the Polar Plunge
  • Schedule officers to present medals to athletes at SOCO competitions. Close personal contact is the best way to motivate officers to become more involved.
  • Organize a Pop-Up Tip-A-Cop event in your community. Meet your neighbors in a friendly environment and 100% of your tips earned go directly to our Special Olympics athletes sports and wellness programs. Tip-A-Cop Kits available!

New! Champion of the Quarter – now accepting nominations! Has someone from your agency gone above and beyond the call of duty to be an integral part of the Special Olympics Colorado LETR community? Maybe this person organized a group of volunteers? Encouraged the entire staff to raise money for an LETR signature event? Helped medal an athlete at Summer Games? Even waited tables at a Tip-A-Cop event?

Show your appreciation and nominate them by completing the Online Nomination Form or email the Printed Nomination Form via email to Jennifer Moore.

Let’s share the success of our Colorado agencies and recognize the member who exemplifies their commitment and involvement within the community. Let the LETR community know why this person has what it takes to be the next Champion of the Quarter!

Torch run down 16th street mall.

Torch Run Council

The Colorado Law Enforcement Torch Run Council is organized for the purpose of managing, promoting, planning, coordinating and growing LETR activities throughout the state of Colorado to accomplish the stated purpose of the Colorado Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Meet the 2016 Executive Council Members

If you’re interested in serving on our committees, check out our LETR Colorado Roles, Responsibilities and Committee Structure outline.

Torch Run Recognition

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their efforts to make the Colorado Law Enforcement Torch Run Successful year after year?

Recognizing the importance of the volunteers that make the Colorado Law Enforcement Torch Run so successful and thus we have created three annual awards, voted on by your peers and is a highlight at our LETR State Kickoff Conference each January: Agency of the Year, Officer of the Year and Rookie of the Year. We also recognize our most prestigious honor which is selected by SOCO leadership and given at the Annual SOCO Hall of Fame event in the Fall.

Nominations due by November 1 each year and the honorees are announced at the LETR State Kickoff Conference. Please complete the official Colorado LETR Honors nomination form and return the form to

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Colorado

Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Credit Union