Jessica Cejnar / Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 11:35 a.m. / Community

Local Law Enforcement Carry the Torch for Special Olympics

Local law enforcement participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a fundraiser for Special Olympics, on Thursday. Photo courtesy of the California Highway Patrol.

Local peace officers, including tribal agencies, raised $1,350 for the Special Olympics on Thursday.

Participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the 2.3 mile endeavor began at the Del Norte County Sheriff's Office and ended at the Crescent City Police Department. The run was spearheaded by the California Highway Patrol's Crescent City office.

From a CHP Facebook post Thursday:

Thank you and Congratulations to all the runners yesterday who completed the First Law Enforcement Torch Run in Del Norte county. The run was 2.3 miles starting in front of DNSO, passing by CCPD and finishing at the Crescent City CHP office. The run is a year round fundraiser to support Special Olympics. If you are interested in donating please go to
and support our team Del Norte County Law Enforcement (we have currently raised $1350).
Shout out to all the runners:
Officer P. Gonzalez (ran in uniform) CHP
Officer Restad CHP
Officer Sackett CHP
Officer Potter CHP
Sergeant Borges CHP
Lt. Depee (ran in uniform) CHP
Officer Banks (ran in uniform) CHP
Officer B. Cooke CHP
Officer Good CHP
Correctional Officer Barrueta Pelican Bay State Prison
Annamarie Padilla Del Norte County District Attorneys Office
Mariah Dunaj CHP spouse
Officer Dunaj CHP
We would also like to recognize a couple others on our roster who were not able to participate:
Maegan Cain Pelican Bay State Prison
Kenna Gavin Special Olympics Director
James Kleinhans Yurok Tribal Police
Macy Bommelyn Yurok Tribal Police
Chief Richard Griffin CCPD
Undersheriff Randy Waltz DNSO
Officer B.Gonzalez CHP
A big thank you to everyone on our roster as this contributed to the amount raised and the support is greatly appreciated!!
We hope to see you all next year as we plan to make this an annual event and continue to support not only Special Olympics but our community!!





The 2.3 mile run began at the Del Norte County Sheriff's Office and ended at the Crescent City Police Department on Thursday.


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