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Daviess County authorities run to support the Special Olympics

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office is showing its support for the Special Olympics by holding its annual Torch Run.

It starts on Highway 60 West near the Daviess and Henderson County line.

The sheriff and some of his deputies will run to the courthouse, which is about 14 miles.

They'll head down Highway 60 to Stanley, then run on River Road through the Bon Harbor Hills area.

After that, the run heads down West 1st Street into downtown Owensboro.

This is the 19th year that the sheriff's office has participated in the Torch Run.

It's the major fundraiser throughout law enforcement for the Special Olympics.

According to the sheriff's office, some of those athletes get to ride along during the run in patrol cars.

The Torch Run began over 30 years ago in Wichita, Kansas when the police chief saw a need to raise awareness of the Special Olympics throughout the community.

The sheriff's office says that this isn't a timed event, just a chance for its deputies to have fun and support a worthy cause at the same time.

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