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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
May 19, 2014 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

DPS to hold Kick-Off Ceremony for Special Olympics’ Torch Run Final Leg

Des Moines, IOWA -- To kick off the 2014 Special Olympics’ Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Iowa Department of Public Safety will hold a torch lighting ceremony at the Oran Pape State Office Building. 

Each year law enforcement agencies across Iowa and the United States work to recognize the extraordinary efforts and achievements of the athletes of Special Olympics. That is why several law enforcement agencies, including DPS, will run the torch in four-mile increments from Des Moines to Ames.  Once in Ames, the torch will be used to ignite the Flame of Hope to start the Special Olympics Summer Games.

The Torch Run Final Leg will begin immediately following the kick-off ceremony from the Oran Pape State Office Building to Ames.  This final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run coincides with the beginning of the Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games in Ames.  The games run May 22-24, 2014.

WHAT:    

Lighting of the torch for the 2014 Special Olympics’ Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg

 

 

WHEN:     

Thursday, May 22, 2014

 

9:30 A.M.

 

 

WHERE:

Oran Pape State Office Building (DPS Headquarters)

 

215 East 7th St.

 

Des Moines, IA 50319

 

 

WHO: 

State, county and local law enforcement officers

Media contacts: Special Agent Don Schnitker, Iowa DCI, (515) 238-0465
                        Alex Murphy, DPS Information Specialist, (515) 725-6189

 

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