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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

DPS to Celebrate Special Olympics Iowa

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 Olympics athlete Mike Warren from Marshalltown, Iowa.

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

WHAT:      DPS Reception Celebrating Special Olympics Iowa
   
WHEN: Thursday, May 26, 2010
  10:00 AM
   
WHO: Mike Warren, Special Olympics Global Ambassador
  Governor Terry E. Branstad
  Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds
  Commissioner Larry L. Noble
  DPS Staff
   
WHERE: DPS Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
  215 East 7th Street
  Des Moines, Iowa 50319
   

Both the DPS reception and the law enforcement torch run coincide with the beginning of the Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games which run May 26-28, 2011. The Final Leg Torch Run begins at 12:00 PM at Nollen Plaza in downtown Des Moines.

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