FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrea B. Imms, Public Relations
Office: (504) 712-2244
Date: May 12, 2011
Police to participate in
Enforcement Torch Run on May 19
KENNER — The
Kenner Police Department along
the Harahan Police Department, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s
Office, Louisiana State Police Troop B, Probation and Parole,
DEA, FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Marshals and U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development members will participate in the
26th annual Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday, May
19, 2011 to benefit Special Olympics Louisiana.
Local officers have carried the “Flame of Hope” for
Special Olympics throughout the area since the event came to Louisiana in 1985.
To date, the Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest
fundraising and public awareness campaign for Special Olympics
programs around the world.
The route for the Jefferson Parish leg of the
Law Enforcement Torch Run:
Beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m., runners
will start out at Zephyr Stadium,
6000 Airline Hwy.
in Metairie, and will run west on Airline Drive to Williams
Blvd. They will
travel north on Williams Blvd. towards Veterans Blvd.
Runners will then travel west on Veterans Blvd. towards
the Kenner Police Complex, located at 500 Veterans Blvd, where
the run will end.
The length of the route is approximately 6.3 miles.
For more information:
information on this event, please contact the KPD Community
Relations Division at (504) 712-2294 or
you would like to set up an interview or film footage of the
Jefferson Parish Law Enforcement Torch Run, please contact
Andrea Imms at (504) 712-2244 or
For more information on Special Olympics Louisiana, visit