SB Sheriff’s Deputies take part in Special Olympics Torch RunJun 1st, 2012 | By admin | Category: Sports
Jean Lafitte Parkway in Chalmette came alive with the “Flame of Hope’’
on Thursday, May 17, during the St. Bernard leg of the Law Enforcement
Torch Run for Special Olympics Louisiana.
About 35 deputies from the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, four agents
from the state Wildlife Department and associates of the new Arc center for
people with intellectual disabilities participated.
The Torch Run, which included adults on 3-wheel bicycles from the Arc
Center at 3700 Jean Lafitte – which is the rebuilt former rectory for
Prince of Peace Catholic Church – started and ended at the Arc.
The center, which opened in the last year, provides a support system
for intellectually disabled adults.
“The Flame of Hope’’ torch, symbol of the Special Olympics torch run,
was carried by children and adults from Arc. The Sheriff’s provided
an escort for the run.
The aim was to bring awareness to Special Olympics Louisiana and the
State Summer Games held each May in Hammond. The event in
St. Bernard raised in excess of $500 for Special Olympics.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
was celebrating its 29th year. More than 2,000 law enforcement officers
took part statewide.
Sheriff-elect James Pohlmann, who visited the Arc before the Torch Run to
The following St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office deputies took part in the Torch Run
or donated money:
Brian Clark, Scott Maitrejean, David Hebert, Robert Roger,
Tommy Duplessis, Mike Plaiscia, Jason Saltalmachia, Daniel Bostic,
Leander Morgan, Joseph Alfonso, Chris Cousins, Lisa Jackson, Richard
Jackson, Chip Englande, Ronnie Martin, Chad Clark.
Jessica Gernados, Wayne Babin, Andre Dominick, Brad Alfonso, Jacob
Ricourd, Robert Mire, David Culpepper, Jeff Babin, Ronnie Johnson,
James Harper, Chad Silcio, Adrian Chalona, Adolph Kreger, Justin Meyers,
Eric Eilers, Clinton Nation, Ryan Laylle, Katie Poche.
Taking part from the state Wildlife and Fisheries Department were Brett Nabors,
Jason Gernados and Scott Keller.
Tag’s Meat Market of Chalmette donated the food for the post-race lunch for the
participants from Arc and the law enforcement officers who took part
in the Torch Run.