“Like so many others, I never looked back.” Cst. Bryan McMillan, Kingston Police

Bryan McMillan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) journey began four years ago when revered LETR volunteer S/Sgt. Jody Armstrong became his direct report within Kingston Police.  Jody had a keen eye on Bryan to join his incredibly successful LETR team in Kingston and soon brought him to his first Final Leg at the Special Olympics Ontario School Championships 2018 in …

Sgt. Mark McGugan, Provincial Director for OLETR

After 32-years as a police officer, Sgt. Mark McGugan’s career highlight is the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). The London City Police Officer – and Provincial Director for LETR in Ontario – has been involved with the public awareness and grassroots fundraising organization for Special Olympics for almost as long as he’s been policing. McGugan joined the London Police Service …

Harley Raffle for Special Olympics

In 2013, the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) started a new fundraising program called the Law Enforcement Torch Ride in three locations across Ontario: Niagara Falls, Ottawa and Timmins. Each location featured a fun motorcycle ride to raise money for Special Olympics Ontario (SOO).  The following year, the Toronto Police Motor Squad decided to host their own ride and it …

Sgt. Julie Tilbury, Thunder Bay Police Service

It all started with the Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Winter Games Thunder Bay 2011 where Julie Tilbury of the Thunder Bay Police Service was appointed as the Games Manager.  Since those very successful Games, Julie has been a constant in the world of Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR).  This has lead to many well-deserved awards and accolades to go along …

OACP Supports the Law Enforcement Torch Run

With the endorsement of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the first Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) in Canada was held in 1987 and generated $100,000 in funds through the participation of Law Enforcement personnel from Southern Ontario.  In Ontario alone, over $40 million dollars has been raised since then, establishing it as one of the most profitable …