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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) –  If you drove on Dawson Road Friday morning you may have noticed a group of law enforcers blocking traffic!

 

 

Dougherty County law enforcers and special Olympic athletes ran the flame of hope though Albany this morning for the annual Special Olympics Torch Run.

 

They started at the courthouse on Pine and ran all the way to the Publix on Dawson Road.

The purpose is to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Georgia. Billy Griner of Albany has been competing since the 70's. He has 20 medals, 10 of them gold. 

"If it hadn't been for the community and the support for from the police department, none of this would have happened. And we had the community backing us," said Special Olympics Athlete Billy Griner Jr.

"We're trying to let the athletes with the special Olympics know ho important they are and how much we care about them.And we're going to get out here and run alongside them for 5 miles," said Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul.

Dougherty county law enforcement exceeded their goal two weeks ago at the Krispy Kreme Cops on Doughnut Shops fundraiser.

They raised $15,300, money that helps send athletes to the state summer games in Atlanta.

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