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  • Writer's pictureClarice MacGarvey

Exmore Police Officers Join NH County LEOs For 2024 Special Olympics Torch Run

Officers from the Town of Exmore Police Department, led by Chief Angelo DiMartino

hit the pavement early Wednesday morning, June 5, to participate in the Eastern Shore leg of the global Law Enforcement Torch Run, the largest grassroots fundraiser for the Special Olympics.

The Virginia relay run spans eight days and 1,900 miles with more than 2,000 Law Enforcement Offices (LEOs)from 200 departments and agencies, carrying the Torch of Hope to Richmond for the June 7 opening of the 2024 Summer Games.

Exmore's officers were joined by members of the VA State Police, CBBT Police, the Cape Charles Police Department, and the Northampton County Sheriff's Department headed by Sheriff David Doughty. Students from Northampton County Schools ran alongside the LEOs, as did several special needs individuals from the Eastern Shore Community Services Board building at 3462 Main Street in Exmore, the run's starting point.

This first leg of the Eastern Shore relay ended at Atlantic Union Bank on Langford Highway, where student runners from NH County Schools regrouped and prepared for a second leg in Nassawadox. The Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run raises more than one million dollars to support young athletes training to compete in the Special Olympics.

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