Law enforcement officers and their public safety counterparts have raised considerable funds for Special Olympics Minnesota over the years. More importantly, they continue to raise awareness and acceptance of persons with intellectual disabilities across Minnesota.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics in the World. The Minnesota LETR is supported by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association and Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run holds many fundraising events for Special Olympics Minnesota throughout the year, including the Final Leg has law enforcement volunteers and athletes act as the Guardians of the Flame and carry the “Flame of Hope” through their communities that culminates at Summer Games. Minnesota LETR members volunteer at Area, Regional and State competitions and participate in a variety of fundraisers
2017 LETR International Conference
September 21-23, 2017
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center, Nashville, TN
2017 LETR conference application (PDF) — Applications due by May 1, 2017
Each year, we honor LETR members’ hard work and dedication with two awards:
Minnesota LETR Hall of Fame Award
LETR Hall of Fame application (pdf)
Steve Bikkie Jr. Memorial “Unsung Hero” Award
LETR Unsung Hero application (pdf)
Applications are due July 15.
Guardian of the Flame
Nominate a police department or sheriff’s office for the LETR Guardians of the Flame Award!
2017 nominations closed