Chino– On Monday, June 6, Officers from the Chino Police Department (Chino PD) and California Institution for Men (CIM) partnered to participate in the “Flame of Hope” Special Olympics Torch Run. This is an annual event that Chino PD personnel support.
The torch exchange took place at Ramona Avenue and Chino Hills Parkway, started at approximately 1 p.m. when the Chino Hills Police Department passed it onto the Chino PD and CIM. Officers ran the torch north on Ramona Avenue, east on Philadelphia Avenue, north on Monte Vista Avenue, to Phillips Boulevard, where it was then passed on to the Montclair Police Department.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run was created in 1981, and has grown to involve more than 85,000 law enforcement officers. The event is part of a larger worldwide spectrum, the officers and athletes run the torch to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympic competitions, state, and national games. For children and adults with intellectual disability, Special Olympics offers free year-round athletic training and competition opportunities. Their focus is to help them become physically fit to live happier, healthier and longer lives.