Law Enforcement Torch Run®
for Special Olympics Wisconsin
2012 Law Enforcment Torch Run Slideshow
2012 Law Enforcment Torch Run Memorial Tribute
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) raises funds for and awareness of Special Olympics at a grass-roots level. View local year-round events.
Wisconsin's Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised more than $19 million for the athletes of
Special Olympics Wisconsin since 1986!
- Read The Guardian - Fall 2011 for International News
- Read the LETR Historical Milestones from 1981-2011
Law Enforcement Torch Run video
Watch this brief YouTube video to learn more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin.
Now you can order LETR logo merchandise through the website. Items include a polo, hooded sweatshirt and pullover windshirt.
What is the Law Enforcement Torch Run?
For those of you who have never been involved, you don't know what you're missing! The LETR is a global movement and was founded in 1981. In Wisconsin, events are held year-round and include our Final Leg Run, which kicks off the State Summer Games each June, our twelve statewide Polar Plunge® winter fundraisers, Tip-A-Cop® events; motorcycle rides, raffles, other miscellaneous events, the World's Largest Truck Convoy® for Special Olympics Wisconsin and Over The Edge events.
The Torch Run is held in all 50 United States, 12 Canadian provinces and territories, and 40 nations, and involves more than 85,000 law enforcement participants from all over the world. In 2011, this international program raised more than $42 million to support Special Olympics.
In 1986, compassion, joy and hope ignited a movement among law enforcement to spread awareness of individuals with intellectual disabilities. That eternal flame burns with even more vigor today as Special Olympics Wisconsin celebrates the 27th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. In 2012, the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Torch Run® raised over $2.4 million with 1,000 registered participants representing 170 law enforcement agencies.
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 daily reaffirms our belief 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.
Nominations are due Friday, April 26, 2013
During the 2012 Convoy, 141 trucks participated and raised more than $84,000!
This page is dedicated to our fellow Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteers who have passed away. Visit the Fallen Heroes Web page.
The LETR State Committee is comprised of key law enforcement volunteers, Special Olympics staff
and partners. The State Committee meets several times a year and makes major decisions
about the role and direction of the LETR in Wisconsin.
View the committee member list.
View these videos on Youtube
More information about the LETR for Special Olympics Wisconsin
For more information, contact
Julie Buedding, Director of Development
Special Olympics Wisconsin
Phone: (608) 442-5668