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Law enforcement special Olympic torch run

May 7, 2004

Albany -- Marines and Dougherty County law enforcement ran to raise money for South Georgia Special Olympic athletes.

Military Police Marines carried the Georgia Special Olympics torch from the Albany Base to the courthouse Friday morning.

 They were met there by Officers from all the Dougherty County law enforcement agencies. And by 9 special Olympians from the Albany area, who will compete in the state Special Olympic Games.

Water Gas and Light Investigator Larry Davis said "We raise money to support them here. It goes on to the regional, state, national, and international level. So what we are trying to do is to raise money for them to compete in Olympic style games at their level."

This is the 20th year that Dougherty County law enforcement has taken part in the Special Olympic Torch Run.

The athletes will compete in the Georgia Special Olympic Games in Atlanta starting May 21st.

posted at 6:45 PM by jimw@walb.com

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