May 23, 2013 1:24 PM by MELISSA CANONE
The Opelousas Police Department participated in the Special Olympics of Louisiana Annual Torch Run today in Opelousas.
The Torch Run is an annual event that signals the opening of the Special Olympic Games in the State of Louisiana.
The torch is carried through various cities throughout the State of Louisiana to its home base in Hammond, Louisiana, where the opening ceremonies are held.
Law Enforcement Officers throughout the state participate in the annual running of the torch in a strong show of support for Special Olympics and the many Special Olympians residing in the State.