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Scotch Plains and Fanwood Police Participate in Torch Run for Special Olympics

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From left to right: Off. Silva, Chief Ted Conley, Off. Rites (and his son Nolyn), Det. Sgt. Murphy, Det. Johnson, Det. Lynch, Sgt. Brown, Mayor Al Smith, Intern Sarah, and Councilman Ted Spera. Credits: Township of Scotch Plains
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Sgt. Marc Gottlick, Tom Bruckman, Frankie Marrero, Declan Cassidy, Lt. Frank Marrero, Kathy Gorski of Special Olympics, Jack Canon, Lt. Eugene Chin. Credits: Fanwood Police Department
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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- More than 3,000 law enforcement officers from 340 New Jersey police departments participated in the annual Torch Run on 26 routes to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. 

The Scotch Plains Police Department, Mayor Al Smith and Councilman Ted Spera were among those who participated in the run on Friday, June 9. Several members of the Fanwood Police force also participated along with local high school students.

Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. It is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities with more than 4.7 million athletes in 169 countries and over a million volunteers.

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