Police officers from the Topeka Police, Shawnee County Sheriff's, Kansas Highway Patrol, and the KBI were running through the streets of Topeka Wednesday morning, on a 46-mile journey that began at the Statehouse and took them all the way to BETO Junction. With them they carried one of the four torches bound for Wichita and the Special Olympics to be held there.
The 26th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run features officers from all four corners of the state in a relaying the lighted torches to and raising money for the Special Olympics Summer Games.
Officers from the Topeka Police Department said that between this event and the Polar Bear Plunge held last winter, they have raised about $20,000 for the Games.
The Riley County Police Department expected it's officers to be around Poyntz Ave. in Manhattan and was encouraging residents to come down and cheer them on as they passed.