PHOTOS: Law Enforcement Torch Run Kicks Off

torch 14 tlsPHOTOS: Off-duty police officers from Lakewood, Howell and Jackson this morning kicked off the 2014 New Jersey Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The Torch Run, which began in 1981, raises awareness and funds for the Special Olympics.

monmouth sheriffOfficers from many municipalities take part each year in the event in which officers run for several miles before passing on the torch to the next town and ultimately reaching Trenton.

The event kicked off from the Shoprite plaza at about 8:30 AM, and made its way down Clifton Avenue, down Route 88 and up Route 9 to the border of Howell, where Howell Officers then took over the torch to carry it on to the next Township.

torch 3There are approximately 20 legs to the event, and involves numerous municipalities throughout the State. [TLS]

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  1. Was wondering the same thing. Started at Shop rite in Lakewood..then went down Clifton and up Rt 88 ending on the Howell Border? The officers ran around in a circle? It’s not a big deal but I was just curious if the story was accurate. It doesn’t make sense to me. Regardless..way to go officers. It’s a great cause!!

  2. They started in Lakewood and ran around the town one lap and then continued north into Howell and then into Freehold..where another team took it to the final destination..Why does it bother everyone about a group supporting special olympics and running a torch..Great Job done by all..

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