Law Enforcement Torch Run “Final Leg” NA18122ne

June 26, 2018

What: Captain Al Labrada of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the Area Commanding Officer for Hollenbeck Area will be representing, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. He is 1 of 47 law enforcement officers representing 47 states, he will be running along with six athletes, on the Final Leg team for the Special Olympics USA Games Law Enforcement Torch Run leading up to the opening ceremonies in Seattle.

When: Tuesday June 26, 2018 to Sunday July 1, 2018

Where: Seattle, Washington

Who: Captain Al Labrada, Commanding Officer, Hollenbeck Area

Why: The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is the Special Olympics movements largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle in the world. In 2016 dedicated law enforcement volunteers raised over $56 Million for Special Olympics Programs around the world and eclipsed $675 million raised since the inception of the LETR.

More than 90,000 law enforcement members in all 50 US States, 12 Canadian provinces/territories, and 42 other Countries, contribute to LETR efforts annually as guardians of the Flame, ensuring the delivery of the Special Olympics Flame of Hope to the opening ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions, state/provincial games and national regional games.

About Special Olympics, Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with more than 4.9 million athletes in 172 countries — and over a million volunteers.

About the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to serving the community while protecting the rights of all persons. Consistent with this commitment, the Department’s Vision, Mission and Core Values, in concert with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and the Department’s Management Principles, reflect the guiding philosophy of the Los Angeles Police Department. For more information, please visit:

Contact: Captain Al Labrada, Special Olympics Southern California (562) 502-1100