The Police Department from California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo took part in the Special Olympics Southern California LETR Final Leg on June 8. They were one of more than 200 agencies that took part in the annual run leading up to the Summer Games. The CIPD and their officers were among more than 3,000 law enforcement officers that ran the Flame of Hope nearly 900 miles in Southern California.
The Southern California Torch Run is made up of three routes that travel through more than 150 communities stretching from San Luis Obispo and Bakersfield all the way to San Diego. The CIPD ran in the Northern Route that took place in the counties of San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Santa Barbara and northern Los Angeles. The Final Leg ended with San Luis Obispo Police Department Lieutenant Bill Proll running the Flame of Hope with athlete Shawn Regan in the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, June 10.