Police & Fire

Summit Police Participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

From left: Sergeant Ron Martin, Officer Matt Tarentino; Eric Fontes, SHS teacher; Officer Gerry McDermott; Alexandra Filiault, SHS student; Lucy Woodward, SHS student; Justin Grange, SHS student; Jonathan Banks, SHS student; Officer Keith Kwiatek; Lieutenant Michael Cantone.

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department participated in the annual 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the New Jersey Special Olympics. 

Every year, members of the Summit Police Department and police agencies from all over the state participate in the fundraising run.  This year, members of the Summit PD, along with several Summit High School graduates of the Police Youth Academy summer program, ran the leg from Broad Street at Middle Avenue, where they received the torch from members of Millburn Police Department.  The group then ran along Broad Street to Springfield Avenue, and continued up Springfield Avenue to New Providence.  They made a brief stop at City Hall before turning over the torch to members of New Providence Police Department.  

“The Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics program is a worthwhile event that the Police Department is proud to participate in each year,” said Summit Police Chief Robert Weck.  “This year it was our privilege to run our leg with graduates of our Police Youth Academy.  We are thankful for their participation and the members of the community who came out to support the team.”

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