For the 11th year, Region IV Parole Agents joined other law enforcement agencies in the Orange County Torch Run for the local Special Olympics.
On June 2, at approximately 11:30 am, the torch was passed from the Costa Mesa Police Department to CDCR Region IV Parole Agents. The parole agents ran a few miles to pass on the torch to the University of California Irvine Police Department.
Costa Mesa Police Department with CDCR DAPO Region IV Parole Agents & friends.
“I am proud of the Region IV Parole agents for organizing and participating in this important community event,” said Robert Ambroselli, Director, Adult Parole Operations. “The fact that Region IV Parole agents have been involved with the Torch Run for 11 years proves their dedication to this special cause.”
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® began in 1981. Chief Richard LaMunyon of the Wichita, Kansas Police Department created the run as a way to involve his officers in the community by running a torch relay for their local Special Olympics. Almost 30 years later, the Torch Run has grown to include more than 100 separate runs in over 35 countries. In 2009, more than 85,000 law enforcement officers raised more that $34 million to support community based sport programs for people with intellectual disabilities.