Law Enforcement Supports Special Olympics

Special Olympics competes in Sheridan this week.
Special Olympics competes in Sheridan this week.

For many years, law enforcement agencies around Wyoming have been proud supporters of Special Olympics. Over the next few weeks, officers and staff will take part in activities both locally and statewide to raise money for upcoming competitions.

Earlier this year they sponsored the “Jackalope Jump” at Lake DeSmet, an event similar to the Polar Bear Plunge. Deputy Boot Hill with the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office explains the second event coming up this Thursday in Sheridan and Buffalo.

After the regional competition, Hill explains how law enforcement will take part in the state competition next week.

Hill says that the participants will either run or ride bikes, relaying the torch from one person to the next. Torches will be headed toward Laramie from all over Wyoming.

And last but not least June 5th is the annual “Cops & Jocks” fundraising event. Officers and Special Olympics athletes will be in front of WalMart in Sheridan on that day to collect donations. Hill says the money raised all goes to expenses that allow the athletes to compete, including travel, meals, coaches, etc.

Donations can also be made via This site is totally secure, and the most efficient way to make a contribution.

You can also support the cause by purchasing a Law Enforcement Torch Run T-Shirt at or by contacting Deputy Boot Hill at or phone (307) 672-3455

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