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Pinellas County law enforcement pass Special Olympics Torch

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PINELLAS COUNTY, FL -

Law enforcement officers together with Special Olympics athletes from local schools finished the local leg of the traditional Special Olympics Torch Run in Clearwater Tuesday afternoon.

Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies, officers from the local police departments and Criminal Justice Academy class of St. Petersburg College ran the Torch from St. Petersburg Police Department to Clearwater as a part of the statewide event.

The law enforcement agencies participate in this race annually to attract attention to sports programs for intellectually disabled. Special Olympics athletes joined officers in the run which ended at Paul B. Stephens Exceptional School in Clearwater.

The run kicks off the Annual Summer Olympic Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex near Orlando. The games start May 17 this year.

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