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Law enforcement team does torch run for Special Olympics

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- A team of law enforcement officers is running on foot across Washington to raise money for the Special Olympics.

It's part of the 9th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. The runners started out at the Idaho border yesterday and ran through the Tri Cities last night. They jogged through Yakima this afternoon. The team switches runners every few miles. One of the team members is actually a competitor in the Special Olympics.

The team says contributing to a good cause is worth the exhaustion.

"We get people honking and waving all along the way and it's really validating and, you know, it's a great time," says Runner and Kennewick Police Sergeant Randy Maynard.

"Yes, it's fun... Lotta endurance," says Runner and Special Olympics Athlete Andy Bryant Engle.

The team plans to finish its run at Joint Base Lewis McChord tomorrow evening.

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