2011 Law Enforcement Torch Run

OAKLAND -- In the early hours of this morning, members from of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office laced up their sneakers to represent the Office in the 2011 Law Enforcement Torch Run. The run was organized to raise money for and salute the 2011 Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games being held this weekend at the University of California, Davis.

Our team received the Flame of Hope from the Alameda Police Department runners in East Oakland, and took the torch on a 4-1/2 mile route along the Embarcadero, to the Courthouse, and eventually to the Oakland Police Department after passing through downtown Oakland. We were ably assisted by officers from the California Highway Patrol, who provided a motorcycle escort for our runners.

The torch was handed off to a representative of the Oakland Police Department outside OPD Headquarters on 7th Street. Law enforcement from all over Northern California have been running legs of the relay, with the torch venturing as far north as Redding and as far south as Fresno.

Head of our Automation Unit, Colman Jung, said “It was great to be invited again to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run. We’ve enjoyed keeping fit, supporting such a great cause and being part of something special.”

DA Inspector III Kristi Milani, who coordinated and organized the run, said that the DA's office raised $625 to benefit the Special Olympics.


Posted on Jun 21, 2011