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Two Oklahoma Lawmen to Carry Special Olympics Torch

Two Oklahoma Lawmen to Carry Special Olympics Torch

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Two law enforcement officers from Oklahoma will carry the Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" to the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Special Olympics National Games.

Sgt. Shawn Byrne with the Okahoma City Police Department and Deputy Paul Fox with the Payne County Sheriff's Department will join 56 other officers from across the country who will participate in a relay from Ames, Iowa to Lincoln, Nebraska.

The 2010 Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg will take runners across Nebraska making more than 70 stops before delivering the torch to the July 18 opening ceremonies on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Sgt. Byrne and Deputy Fox each have a blog to document their journey throughout the final leg.

The 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games will showcase and celebrate the Special Olympics movement and athletes from across the United States.

Team Oklahoma is traveling to Nebraska. Athletes will compete in Athletics, Aquatics, Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Powerlifting, 5-A-Side Soccer and Unified Volleyball.

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