Law officers on kicked off the Southeast Kansas Special Olympics on Friday with the annual Pittsburg Law Enforcement Torch Run.
The run started the Law Enforcement Center and ended at Carnie Smith Stadium on the campus of Pittsburg State where the opening ceremonies were held.
The run means a lot to the officers and to the athletes.
"I got a hug last year in Wichita at the state track meet and the Special Olympic athlete told me, he said 'I love police officers, they are even better than firefighters' and so that made me laugh because my dad was a firefighter so it kind of made me chuckle," says Sgt. Chris Moore of the Pittsburg Police Department.
The Pittsburg Police Department raised $1,5000 for this year's torch run.