VIDEO Slate Belt police chief to help carry Flame of Hope for Special Olympics

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Published on February 27, 2019 -
VIDEO Slate Belt police chief to help carry Flame of Hope for Special Olympics

VIDEO Slate Belt police chief to help carry Flame of Hope for Special Olympics

Around the corner from spring that they didn't get the know they never looked out see base a local police chief is heading overseas to carry a torch and a message of inclusion in the special olympics world games slate belt regional chief david met and says the trip help shine the spotlight on the cause.

>>and on the community police work in pennsylvania to from these will lewis reports.

>>so built regional police chief david madden says he was at lunch one day when the cio of the special olympics organization said they were looking for volunteers, whatever you need just let me know he said what we're looking for a director for the law enforcement torch run for the state of pennsylvania that was in 2009 and ever since met and has been raising money with other officers in sharing the message of inclusion for all he's participated in the law enforcement torch run in philadelphia and says he doesn't have a family member or friend with the cognitive disabilities.

But now everybody run into be an athlete or family member i consider a friend i consider them a family member men is heading to the largest family reunion so to speak he will be part of a team carrying the flame of hope for the special olympics world games in the united arab emirates, one of 50 officers selected to participate will running for i believe 14 days we're going to at the the opening ceremonies of the of the world games.

>>we're going to escort the torture the flame of hope into the opening ceremonies with the athletes met and says there will also be speeches and working with other law enforcement from all over the world.

>>he leaves on the 28th and says this will be a trip of a lifetime.

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