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DCI Special Agent Don Schnitker
 
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May 22, 2019

 

DPS to Host Torch Run Kick-Off Ceremony for Special Olympics of Iowa


 
DES MOINES, Iowa -- To kick off the 2019 Special Olympics’ Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) will host 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 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 (DPS HQ) 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 23-25, 2019.

WHAT: Lighting of the torch for the 2019 Special Olympics’ Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg

WHEN:

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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

 

 

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