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Eagle Pass CBP Officers Participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run 2013

Release Date: 
May 29, 2013

EAGLE PASS, TEXAS—On May 8, Customs and Border Protection officers from the Port of Eagle Pass, along with Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass North and South Stations participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics hosted by the Eagle Pass Independent School District.

The LETR originally began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to increase awareness of Special Olympics. He saw it as an opportunity for law enforcement to become involved with their community and to bring awareness to Special Olympics.

The LETR has very quickly grown and includes almost every law enforcement agency. This year for the first leg, the runners started at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry and ran five miles to the Eagle Pass ISD Student Activity Center on East Highway 277. There, they were greeted by Special Olympics participants who took a celebratory lap with the officers. The LRTR is one of many community outreach programs that the Outreach Program for the Eagle Pass Port of Entry participates in. This year, more than 40 personnel from various law enforcement agencies participated in the event.

 

From Left: Supervisory CBP Officer Rudy Chacon, McGruff (CBPO Maria Coronado), SCBPO Sybil Barrientos, CBPO Michael Argo, CBPO Timothy Racicot, Port Director Cynthia O. Rodriguez, CBPO Christopher Pena, CBP Agriculture Specialist Alfredo Arellano, CBP Canine Enforcement Officer Perry Lomax and Assistant Port Director-Tactical John Brandt.

 

 

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017