2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run
|Date:||June 12, 2017|
On June 9, 2017, members of the Derby Police Department along with students representing the Derby High School Track Team ran in the final leg of the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run. Similar in many ways to the Olympic Torch Relay, the Law Enforcement Torch Run is a relay of the Special Olympics Torch from town to town. While carrying the flame, officers and athletes are referred to as "Guardians of the Flame". Several final legs of the run converged at Southern Connecticut State University, the site of the annual Summer Games. During the opening ceremony the torches are used for the ceremonial lighting of the "Flame of Hope".