Riley County Police Take Part In Torch Run

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Several law enforcement agencies around the state spent a part of their day running across counties.

Thursday morning officers and employees with the Riley County Police Department embarked on a run of more than 11 miles across Manhattan and Riley County.

The run began at the Pottawatomie County/Riley County line in east Manhattan and ended at the Ogden Gates of Fort Riley.

"It’s kind of a good way to give back to the community and get out and be active," said Sergeant Dan Bortnick. " It’s a highly visible thing that we do on an annual basis. Running out on the highways wearing the shirts people see. We get lots of support lots of honks. It’s a good thing to just let people know that we’re there and trying to help out as much as we can."

The torch run is charity event that benefits the Special Olympics of Kansas.