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Ketchikan COs, Anchorage POs Compete in Torch Run for Special Olympics

Photo of 2014 KCC Torch Run participants

Back row: with back obscured Carlos Rojas, Ryan Hanis, Charlie Johnson, Josh and Cody Workman, Josh Dossett all representing Ketchikan Police, Jessica Bjornstad with special Olympics, Jessica Mathews, Thomas, Ericka and Wally Rud, and Kevin Morley representing Ketchikan Correctional Center. Front row: Joey Beaudoin with daughter Arabella, in stroller Cheyenne and Savannah with mom, Raelene Beaudoin and friends representing Alaska State Troopers

The 2014 Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run and Pledge Drive took place on Saturday, May 17th at 13 locations, including Ketchikan and Anchorage. Each year the 5-K Torch Run raises over $40 million for Special Olympics. The fund-raising goal for Alaska was $150,000. Anchorage POs Shane Cooper and Victoria Cortez put on running shoes and volunteered their time in support of Special Olympics. At the request of the Alaska State Troopers, they wore AST shirts in honor of Sgt. Johnson and Trooper Rich.

— Jessica Mathews & Keith Thayer