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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 2014 LETR Agency of the Year vignette spotlighting Adam’s Country Sherriff’s Office.

2014 Hall of Fame – Adams County Sheriff’s Office

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

  • Run in a Torch Run leg in your area or start a new route. Encourage your fellow officers to get involved too!
  • Get a team for the Polar Plunge and/or Plane Pull event from your department. Ask a local SOCO athlete to join your team.
  • Schedule officers to present medals to athletes at SOCO competitions. Close personal contact is the best way to motivate officers to become more involved.

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.

Click here for Executive Council Members

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

Officers pulling plane

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 jg@specialolympicsco.org.