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Montville Police Support Special Olympics Torch Run

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Montville Township Patrolman Robert Blasi has been the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Coordinator for Montville for 23 years. Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Plaque hangs in the main hallway of the Public Safety-Court Building. Credits: Hope White
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MONTVILLE, NJ – On the morning of May 30, six Montville Township police officers will join in the run to support the Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics torch will pass through Montville at around 10 a.m. on Friday starting from the Lincoln Park border winding along Rt. 202 to the Boonton border. The 4.2 mile run is expected to take about 40 minutes and the six participating Montville officers will be escorted along the route by police cars and motorcycles.

Patrolman Robert Blasi has been leading the coordination efforts for the Law Enforcement Torch Run on behalf of the Montville Township police department since the run first came to Montville 23 years ago.

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“The Montville police thank all of the local businesses who donate to support this cause,” Blasi said.  “Over the years these businesses have been extremely generous.”

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for the 2014 USA Games will include more than 100 Law Enforcement Representatives and Special Olympics athletes from all 50 states and will conclude with the Flame of Hope being delivered to the Prudential Center in Newark on June 15 for the Opening Ceremony of the Games.

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