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Police run Special Olympics Torch through Lawton

LAWTON, Okla._A special torch running ceremony for the Special Olympics' state games made its way through town.

The run started in Hollis and made its way to the Lawton-Duncan Y. The total run was about 90 miles. Five people from the Lawton Police Department took part, including Sergeant Melanie Powers who pointed out that this is just one of the ways for the department to support special athletes.

"We like to help the special athletes here locally and one of the things that we do is raise money for our local athletes to go to the state games in Stillwater. Each year we try to raise more money so we can get more of our athletes," said Sgt. Powers.

Members of the Lawton Police Department also support Special Olympics programs through the Tip-A-Cop program, where they go to local restaurants with athletes and seat customers who are then given the option to donate towards sending local athletes to the Special Olympics.

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