Torch Run Special Olympics RI

Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is part of an international campaign for Special Olympics coordinated and managed by all divisions of Law Enforcement officers and officials throughout the world whose mission is to raise dollars and awareness of the Special Olympics Movement worldwide.
Over 35 police departments, fire departments along with the RI State Police and RI Correctional officers provide significant financial and public awareness for Special Olympics Rhode Island. They also provide volunteer support to all Special Olympics Rhode Island Area and State Competitions by presenting medals to our athletes.
At its most basic level, the Torch Run is an annual running event in which representatives from police, fire, corrections and state police run the “Flame of Hope” throughout Rhode Island to the SORI State Summer Games Opening Ceremonies.
Fundraising events are conducted year-round in Rhode Island that include a Plunge, Motorcycle Run, Golf Tournament and an ever-evolving menu of events on a local level.
if you are interested in getting involved with the Torch Run, please contact Tracy Garabedian.

Special Olympics Torch Run


january, 2018

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2016 Torch Run Committee

Chief Elwood Johnson – Director
Richmond Police Department

Officer Eric Leclerc – Co Director
Cranston Police Department

Sergeant Orlando Braxton
Smithfield Police Department

Detective Jolene Alves
Cumberland Police Department

Detective Kyle Shibley
Rhode Island State Police

Lieutenant Scott Raynes
Rhode Island State Police

Deputy Chief Thomas Verdi
Providence Police Department

Dispatcher Chip Wardyga
Pawtucket Police Department

Officer Tammy David
East Providence Police Department

Rick LaBreche
Woonsocket Fire Department (Ret.)


Special Assistant Jim Baum
Office of the Attorney General

Lieutenant Alfred E. Bucco III
South Kingston Police Department

Officer James Tiernan
West Greenwich Police Department

Steve Ferioli
Providence Fire Department

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, Honorary Chair