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Special Olympics torch burns bright in Sequim

The torch makes its way through Sequim last week for the Washington Special Olympics 2014 Summer Games May 30-June 1. Brett and Blake Yacklin, on left, with the Clallam County Orcas, walk with Sgt. Gailin Hester of the Washington State Patrol during the torch run/walk. - Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
The torch makes its way through Sequim last week for the Washington Special Olympics 2014 Summer Games May 30-June 1. Brett and Blake Yacklin, on left, with the Clallam County Orcas, walk with Sgt. Gailin Hester of the Washington State Patrol during the torch run/walk.
— image credit: Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

The torch made its way through Sequim last week for the Washington Special Olympics 2014 Summer Games May 30-June 1.

Law enforcement and local athletes walked and ran with the torch from Port Angeles to the eastside of the Hood Canal bridge where Kitsap County law enforcement resumed running/walking the following day.

Members of the Clallam County Orcas and Jefferson County’s Warriors joined law enforcement and officers with the Clallam and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Offices, Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend Police Departments, Washington State Patrol, Olympic National Park, Tribal Police, Clallam Bay Corrections Center and the U.S. Border Patrol.

The torch was handed off about every one to two miles. The Orcas sent 25 athletes this year like Blake Yacklin to compete in events like the 100 meter walk and softball throw at the Summer Games at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

 

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