Cst. Jonathan Bueckert, Ontario Provincial Police

Ontario Provincial Police Constable Jonathan Bueckert is relatively new to the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). Within his first few months working with the OPP, Jonathan was able to become a representative for Special Olympics at his local department in Brant. It was here where he got involved with LETR not only locally but provincially. Though Jonathan has only been …

Kirsten Edgerton, Toronto Police Service

Kirsten Edgerton’s first Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) was more than 22 years ago, and she was immediately hooked at those Spring Games. Her Involvement in the event began when she was working in the security division for Toronto Community Housing and a sergeant asked her if she wanted to volunteer. Kirsten is an athlete herself and understands the importance …

Catherine Conoboy, Waterloo Regional Police Service

Catherine Conoboy, Corporate Events Coordinator with the Waterloo Regional Police, has been involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the past 13 years. What started as participating in their annual Torch Run has now grown into Catherine planning more and more Torch Run events! Catherine loves Torch Run events: “having athletes carry the torch and lead our Police Service …

Sgt. Greg O’Connor, Peel Regional Police

Five years ago, Sgt. Greg O’Connor of Peel Regional Police was approached by his former supervisor Kevin MacBean about volunteering with the 2017 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Summer Games being hosted by Peel Regional Police. Greg helped to organize a fundraising hockey tournament to raise money for the games, and immediately saw the benefits that his actions had on the …

Cst. Kim Harvey, Hamilton Police Service

Constable Kim Harvey has been involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the past 11 years, having first started during Police Serving You, a partnership with Boston Pizza. Since then, Harvey has gone on to have many great memories of working alongside Special Olympics athletes. “Being able to help other people towards a brighter future – it’s the best …

Paula McKnight, Probation & Parole Services

Paul McKnight, Assistant Area Manager for Probation and Parole Services, has been involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the past 12 years, and first got involved when a colleague invited her to participate in a community run. Overwhelmed by the community involvement and enthusiasm from the athletes, Paula says “it was infectious and I knew immediately I wanted …

Ron Rodgers, Correctional Services

Ron Rodgers, a 17 year plus Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) volunteer, credits his experience to the Special Olympic athletes he works with. The love of sport that is shown through the sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play, inclusion and acceptance in each event, are the contributing factors as to why Ron continues to support LETR. The opportunity to pay it forward …

A/Sgt Jeff Zuback, Thunder Bay Jail

A/Sgt Jeff Zuback first got involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) seven years ago during his first year in corrections. It only took this one event for Jeff to become “hooked.” Jeff has since spent his time participating in multiple events, including the famous Polar Plunge and the Police Serving You program (in collaboration with Boston Pizza). Jeff’s …

Sgt. Carol French, Quinte Detention Centre

Sgt. Carol French with Provincial Corrections (Quinte Detention Centre) is no stranger to the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) having been involved for over 32 years! How did it all start for Carol? “When I first learned about the LETR, I was helping to enlist colleagues to attend the run and raise funds for our local Special Olympics athletes. After …

Canine Handler Breanna Stinson, SOLGEN Correctional Services

Breanna Stinson is a Canine Handler with SOLGEN Correctional Services, and first got involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run in 2016 when she and her graduating class took part in the Hamilton Polar Plunge. “It was an icy plunge that was so much fun to be a part of! It was very motivating to see the impact that our …