Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office


Des Moines, IOWA ---  Law enforcement agencies across Iowa and the United States will take time to recognize the extraordinary efforts and achievements of the athletes of Special Olympics. To kick off the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, the Iowa Department of Public Safety will hold a reception at the DPS Building where staff will hear a special message from Special Olympic athletes Kyler and Kenard Punty, brothers from Altoona, Iowa.

A check will be presented to Special Olympics Iowa from Iowa law enforcement.

WHAT: DPS Reception Celebrating Special Olympics Iowa
WHO: Commissioner Eugene T. Meyer
Kyler and Kenard Punty, Special Olympic Athletes from Altoona, Iowa
DPS Staff

DPS Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

WHEN: Thursday, May 20, 2010
9 a.m.

Both the DPS reception and the law enforcement torch run coincide with the beginning of the Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games which run May 20-22, 2010. The Torch Run begins at Noon at Nollen Plaza in downtown Des Moines.


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