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*** For Immediate Release***
2012 Kitsap County Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run Dedicated to Trooper Tony Radulescu
Bremerton - Law enforcement officers throughout Kitsap County will be participating once again in the annual 2012 Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run Thursday, May 31. The annual Torch Run, honoring all Special Olympic Athletes throughout Washington State, will have added significance this year according to Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Hedstrom. “We decided to honor Trooper Tony Raduelscu’s sacrifice and service to Kitsap County and the State of Washington by dedicating the Kitsap County segment of the Torch Run to Tony” Hedstrom said.
The Washington State Troopers Association purchased a special torch that will be lit with the regular Special Olympics Torch during a brief ceremony at the Port Orchard Marina, which begins beginning at 12 noon on the 31st.
The torch will then continue on its journey, carried by runners from the Port Orchard Police Department to SR-16 at Tremont Street, where runners from the Washington State Patrol will carry the torch along EB-SR16 to the Kitsap/Pierce County Line. Runners from the Gig Harbor Police Department will then take over and carry the torch through Gig Harbor to the Cushman Trail, where it will be handed off again to WSP.
The torch will then be carried over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge where the run will end.
The final segment of the run will commence at the Lakewood Police Department at approximately 5pm on Friday June 1, where the torch will finish its journey into Joint Base Lewis McChordMotorists encountering the runners and escort vehicles along east bound SR-16 are encouraged to move to the left lane as they approach and safely maneuver around the runners. No lane closures and minimal traffic disruption are anticipated.