News Story


Countywide - Deputies to Participate With Special Olympics Athletes in Torch Run
6/3/2014 10:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Sheriff's Deputies Run with Special Olympics Athletes in Law Enforcement Torch Run on June 5th



Sycamore Cove State Beach ' 9000 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Date & Time:

June 5th, 2014 @ 1:30 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Administration


Law enforcement officers throughout the state carry the torch through communities to support Special Olympics athletes.  The Special Olympics torch will be passed to Ventura County law enforcement on June 5th.  Deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office will carry the torch in the northern leg of the Southern California region Torch Run to the Los Angeles County line.


Every year Sheriff's Deputies, professional staff, and volunteers participate in this run to support sports programs for Special Olympics athletes.  Runners include police recruits from the Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center.  Participants will carry the torch along the northern leg route.  The northern leg starts in San Luis Obispo County and travels south through Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties.


More than 4,000 officers and athletes proudly run 1,500 miles through 200 communities with the torch to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Southern California.  For more information about the Torch Run 'Flame of Hope' lighting the way during the final leg, visit 


Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office also participate annually in Tip-A-Cop events throughout Ventura County to raise money to support Special Olympics.


Prepared by:

Captain Don Aguilar


Media Release Date:

June 3, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar (805) 797-7349



Approved by:

Captain Mark Franke