About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

2017 LETR Event Calendar

In 1986, compassion, joy and hope ignited a movement among law enforcement in Wisconsin to spread awareness of individuals with intellectual disabilities. That
eternal flame burns with even more vigor today. In Wisconsin, year-round events for LETR include the Final Leg Run, which kicks off the State Summer Games each June; fourteen statewide Polar Plunge® winter fundraisers; Tip-A-Cop® events; Cop on a Rooftop events; motorcycle rides; raffles;
t-shirtOver the Edge events; the World’s Largest Truck Convoy®; and other miscellaneous fundraising events.

By volunteering together for Special Olympics, law enforcement participants champion acceptance and inclusion in their communities. They raise up Special Olympics athletes, helping influence them to be treated as equals. Law enforcement volunteers educate the community about the gifts, talents and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities and create opportunities to bring the community together.


The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Wisconsin is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement. Special Olympics is a program which reaffirms our beliefs that with hope and dedication, we can see achievement and self-worth realized by any individual. It is our belief that persons with intellectual disabilities, by their involvement in Special Olympics, show the community at large there are no limits to human potential or the human spirit.

Law Enforcement Artwork Contest

Congratulations to three amazing Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes–Ryan McMullen, Katie Wilsey, and Allison Alft–for being selected in the Law Enforcement Artwork Contest! Their designs were created to honor the 30th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin.

Ryan McMullen   Katie Wilsey     Allison Alft

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