Chatham Township Police Will Hold Third "Torch Run" to Benefit Special Olympics; Chatham Borough Police, CHS to Join In

Getting ready for the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run, l to r: CHS assistant principal Lori Gironda, Det. Anthony LoPorto, officer Muta Blanford and Chatham superintendent Michael LaSusa. Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - The third annual Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on the streets of Chatham this Friday, June 8.

The Chatham Township Police have spearheaded the run that benefits the New Jersey Special Olympics with participation from Chatham High School faculty and students. This year, the Chatham Borough Police will also take part.

Twenty-two CHS students and faculty, along with Officer Muta Blanford of Chatham Township, as well as Captain Brian Gibbons, Sergeant Daryle Kelly, Detective Dan Walsh and Detective Andy Chase of Chatham Borough, will step off from Cougar Field on a 6.2 mile torch-led run that will take them past ECLC, Washington Avenue School, Lafayette Avenue School, Chatham High School and Southern Boulevard School, before returning to Cougar Field. 

Chatham High School has raised over $600 for the Special Olympics through participation in the Torch Run this year. Members of the community who would like to join in the team's fundraising efforts can do so through the team's page at

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