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On Wednesday, June 7th, the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office joined the Norfolk Police Department and Old Dominion University Police Department for the Norfolk leg of Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia.

Law enforcement agencies from Norfolk picked up the torch from law enforcement officers in Virginia Beach before running the torch through the streets of Downtown Norfolk.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is held the week leading up to the Summer Games in Richmond, Virginia and the Flame of Hope makes it way throughout Virginia before reaching its destination in Richmond in time to light the cauldron to symbolize the official start of the Special Olympics Summer Games.




On Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th, Sheriff Joe Baron and members of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office were on-hand for the Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games at the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA.

As the Law Enforcement Torch Run State Chairman, Sheriff Joe Baron was joined by a Special Olympics athlete to light the cauldron during the Summer Games Opening Ceremonies.

Then, throughout the weekend, Norfolk Sheriff’s Office employees served as volunteers for the various sporting events that were conducted throughout the Summer Games.