Butler County Times Gazette
  • Law enforcement take part in annual Torch Run

  • Runners from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, El Dorado Police Department, El Dorado Correctional Facility and Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office joined together Friday morning to carry the torch from El Dorado to Augusta to Andover and into Wichita.
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  • Runners from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, El Dorado Police Department, El Dorado Correctional Facility and Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office joined together Friday morning to carry the torch from El Dorado to Augusta to Andover and into Wichita.
    The annual Torch Run by law enforcement officers kicks off the Special Olympics this weekend in Wichita.
    The torch was carried by the three new runners this year, Eric Ramsey with the Sheriff’s office, Syrina Stout with the EDCF and Syndee Scribner from the police department.
    Sgt. Phil Wickwire with the Sheriff’s Office told the runners how important what they were doing was. He reminded them the athletes in the Special Olympics give all they can and they should be an inspiration to everyone.
    Sheriff Kelly Herzet also thanked everyone for coming out and supporting the event.
    “It’s an example we set for others,” said EDCF Warden James Heimgartner. “It is just a great thing to keep going.”
    Julie Clements can be reached at jclements@butlercountytimesgazette.com.
     
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