National Police Week

May 16, 2016

This week, May 15 – 21, is National Police Week. National Police Week pays special recognition to law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Today, this week, and always, Special Olympics Wisconsin honors the courage of all law enforcement officers and their selfless service to protect our communities.

Law enforcement officers are an integral part of what we do at Special Olympics Wisconsin, and we thank you for going above and beyond to support and create a more inclusive community for our athletes across the state. One particular officer who has gone above and beyond for Special Olympics Wisconsin is Niki Nelson. Niki has been involved with Special Olympics Wisconsin for nearly 20 years—volunteering, coaching, and organizing events. In 2017, Niki will represent the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin at the World Games in Austria. She’ll join a host of law enforcement officers from all over the world to deliver the Flame of Hope to the Opening Ceremony at Planai Stadium on March 18, 2017. Thank you Niki for your continued support of our athletes!

Interested in becoming a part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run movement? We ask you to join us for the 30th Anniversary of the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin. Final Leg routes will occur throughout the state, June 6-9, and will converge in Stevens Point to kick off Special Olympics Wisconsin State Summer Games on June 9. To register, visit the Final Leg website!

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