PHOTO: Special Olympics support

Sequim and Clallam County law enforcement representatives, including Sequim Police Chief Mike Hill, join local Special Olympics athletes at the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run near Carrie Blake Community Park on June 21.

This is the main fundraiser for local Special Olympics efforts, which had raised $3,700 from T-shirt sales and donations — including a $1,000 donation from the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Donations are still being accepted at

The run started at the Laird Road Park and Ride and proceeded through Port Angeles to Hollywood Beach where Special Olympians met up with Clallam County Sheriff Brian King and Port Angeles Chief Brian Smith.

The run continued on the Olympic Discovery Trail with runners supported by the Clallam County Sheriff’s ODT Bike Patrol and Search and Rescue Team on into Sequim, and culminated with a celebration for runners and athletes at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Headquarters in Blyn.

Agencies participating in the year’s run were Sequim, Port Angeles and Lower Elwha Tribal police departments, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and Clallam County Juvenile Corrections, Washington State Patrol, Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington State Parks and the National Park Service.