Running for Special Olympics athletes


Westfield Mayor Andy Cook joined Westfield Chief of Police Joel Rush and police officers on their trip from Westfield High School to the Noblesville Square during the Special Olympics Torch Run. Cook rode his bike with the runners. (Photos provided by Carrie Cason)

Officers from local law enforcement agencies within Hamilton County converged in downtown Noblesville during the county-wide Torch Run to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Indiana. Special Olympic athletes from Hamilton County and around the state will be participating in this year’s Special Olympics Summer Games in Terre Haute on June 1-3.

Officers representing the Westfield, Noblesville and Fishers police dept., Hamilton County Sheriff’s Dept., Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office and Indiana State Police took part in this fundraising effort. A total of approximately 60 officers participated. Each agency began at 10 a.m. at a designated location throughout the county based upon their respective jurisdiction. Each agency covered a distance of approximately six to eight miles. Westfield Police Dept. started at Westfield High School, traveled south on Union Street then east on Ind. 32 to Noblesville.

All of the participating agencies then simultaneously converged on downtown Noblesville around 12:30 p.m. where they were joined by local athletes of Special Olympics for a lap around the Noblesville downtown square.