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Law enforcement officers in York County light a torch on Saturday and run three miles to benefit the Special Olympics. The 5K race kicked off at John Rudy Park.

Officers and dozens of supporters laced up their running shoes to raise money and awareness for the PA Special Olympics.

Organizer, Jeremy Mayer says, “The best part is to see the Special Olympics athletes come out here and run with the police officers and see that other people are showing their support.”

“Thier attitudes are fantastic and you know, just to be around them puts things in perspective. When you get around people that have to overcome adversity and their doing it with a smile on their face, it kind of puts your life in perspective,” says Chief Wes Kahley, with the York City Police Dept.

If you’d like to help the Special Olympics of York County and have local police officers serve you some food, head to Red Lobster on East Market Street in East York for the annual Cops and Lobsters event. It will be held May 2nd, all tips the cops receive will go directly to the York County Special Olympics.