Havre, Mont. — Summer time in Montana means athletes across the state are getting ready for the 2015 Special Olympics Montana Summer State Games in Billings, Montana. Agents throughout Havre Sector, along with law enforcement officers from various federal and local agencies, helped in this year’s Great Northern Area Special Olympics Games through their participation in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
The torch has already made stops in numerous towns throughout the state on its 2,400 mile journey. Border Patrol agents from Scobey, Plentywood, Malta, Sweetgrass and Havre Stations participated in the event, thereby raising money and awareness for the Special Olympics. The participants faced rough weather conditions through much of the route; they ran and biked in rain, hail and high winds. The torch will arrive in Missoula on May 19 for the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games.
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