PSU Police Participate in Special Olympics Torch Run

May 25th, 2007 by Adam

A police officer’s job is often thankless and demanding; but for those who love helping people in need, law enforcement is a great career. The 2007 Special Olympics Torch Run is a great example of law enforcement professionals going the extra mile, literally, for a worthy cause. May 24 marked the running of the Plymouth-Ashland-Holderness leg of the Torch Run, which benefits New Hampshire’s Special Olympics Games. Officers from the PSU Police Department and the towns of Plymouth, Holderness, Ashland, Campton and Waterville Valley participated in this fund-raising run, one of 18 ‘legs’ throughout the state encompassing 850 miles.

“We do this because it’s a great cause,” said PSU Police Department Lieutenant Pete Chierichetti. “The torch we carry ultimately winds up in Durham June 8 for the start of the 2007 New Hampshire Special Olympics Summer Games. By running, the police officers raise money through donations to support those important games.”

Each police officer that participates solicits businesses and individuals for donations based on the number of miles they run. Nearly $2 million dollars has been raised in the 23-year history of the New Hampshire Special Olympics Torch Run.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or