The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an intra-state relay involving more than 300 city, county, state and federal agencies throughout 67 counties in Florida. Representatives from the following agencies are expected to participate in the event: Lee County Sheriff's Office, Fort Myers Police Department, Cape Coral Police Department, Sanibel Police Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Lee County Port Authority Police and Lee County Parks and Recreation.
The event benefits Special Olympics Florida and starts at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 19th, at the Sheriff’s Office headquarters, 14750 Six Mile Cypress in south Fort Myers, and ends at the Big Lots parking lot at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Pondella Road in North Fort Myers. Registration starts at 7:15 a.m. and is restricted to law enforcement and other first responders.
Members of the media are encouraged to cover Lee County’s annual “Law Enforcement Torch Run”.
NOTE: Traffic may be slow between the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. along northbound U.S. 41. Traffic deputies will escort runners along the route to ensure minimal disruptions.
Media inquiries can be directed to the LCSO Public Information Office at (239) 477-1340.