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Contact:  Andrea B. Imms, Public Relations


Office:    (504) 712-2244

Date:      April 24, 2012


Kenner Police to participate in

Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 17


KENNER — The Kenner Police Department along with 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 & Urban Development members will participate in the 27th annual Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday, May 17, 2012 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 Louisiana 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:  Please contact Officer James Virgil of the KPD Community Relations Division at (504) 712-2395 or  If 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 or contact them at (800) 345-6644.


Steve Caraway

Chief of Police


Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

Kenner Police:
(504) 712-2222

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