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May
30
2013

Academy Instructor Joins Other Officers in Special Olympics Torch Run

Posted 1 years 57 days ago ago by News Editor

Police Officer Donald Jacquin On May 29th, St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy instructor Don Jacquin joined dozens of other area law enforcement officers in running a leg of the Missouri Special Olympics Torch Run. Jacquin has been a police officer with the St. Louis County Police Department for over 14 years and has taught at the Academy since 2010.

The torch run began in 1986 as a 30-mile run and is now a four-day relay covering more than 950 miles with 1,000 runners. It originates in more than 40 locations, including the St. Louis leg in which Officer Jacquin participated, and ends in Columbia at the site of the State Summer Games. 2013 is the 28th year that Missouri Law enforcement officers have supported Special Olympics of Missouri.

Missouri Special Olympics describes the event as "more than a run; the Torch Run is a campaign to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics." They go on to describe the commitment of law enforcement to this program, "Nearly 200 agencies and 6,500 officers work year-round in Missouri to accomplish this goal; they are some of our greatest volunteers."

All funds raised go toward supporting Special Olympics Missouri's year-round sports training and athletic competition program. Missouri Special Olympic's goal, like that of the international parent organization, is to transform the lives of the more than 16,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across the state through the joy of sport.

Photos:







All event photos taken by Officer Jacquin.
  

Police Officer Donald Jacquin Missouri Special Olympics Torch Run Logo Runners on the street Runners with the torch Runners after the event



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