Copperas Cove, Fort Hood Raise Money For Special Olympics
The Copperas Cove Police Department and Fort Hood’s 89th Military Police Brigade participated in Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Runs on Tuesday.
At Fort Hood, 120 participated in the run, carrying the torch four miles down Tank Destroyer Boulevard. Approximately 20 police officers and firefighters carried the torch 2 ½ miles through Copperas Cove. City Manager Andrea Gardner also participated.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1981 and is now the largest grassroots fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Cove police Sgt. Les Nace said that, while the department raises funds for the cause throughout the year, the Torch Run earns more money than other programs. Fort Hood raised approximately $1400 this year.
The Killeen Police Department will also be participating in a Torch Run.