Several Greater Danbury Police Departments are participating in the Special Olympics Torch Run tomorrow. Brookfield officers will be taking the torch from New Milford at Faith Church and heading south on Federal Road to Harley-Davidson, approximately 6.5 miles. There are runners will be on the road beginning at approximately 8:30am.
Danbury Police will be jogging toward Bethel, starting at 9:50am.
Before starting their portion of the Torch Run, Bethel Police will host a Tip-A-Cop event at the Dunkin Donuts on Grassy Plain St from 7am-10am. Bethel Police will then take over around 10:50am from Timber Oak condos along Routes 53 and 302 to Newtown.
Newtown Police will take the torch from Bethel officers in the area of Dodgintown Market. They, along with officers from Garner Correctional will travel along Route 302 toward Queen Street and Church Hill Road. The torch will be passed to State Police Troop A at the Blue Colony Diner.
The event is a way to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics of Connecticut. The Newtown Police Department has raised over $4,500 for Special Olympics through an adopt a mile program.