Kellie Walker, South West Detention Centre

For Kellie Walker, her journey with the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) and Special Olympics (SO) started by simply buying a shirt and joining a local run.  Eight years ago at this run, she met some local SO athletes with their beaming smiles and signature high fives; from there she has been hooked ever since. While working as a Correctional …

Raffaeli Tassone, Thunder Bay Correctional Centre

Thirteen years ago, Raffaeli (Raff) Tassone was introduced to the world of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) in the lunchroom of the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre.  That weekend, he took part in his first LETR. The energy, unity and passion had Raff hooked and since then, he has been a regular presence at LETR and Special Olympics events in …

Tijana Lakovic & Tyler Tripkovic, Vanier Centre for Women

Working inside the walls of Vanier Centre for Women in Milton can be a tough job; one where the officers don’t always receive credit for the hard work they do.  Two members of Vanier’s Staff, Tijana Lakovic and Tyler Tripkovic, have found personal solace outside of their usual job responsibilities through volunteer work with Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement …

Lt. Ted Farr (Ret)

Ted began his 30+ years of volunteering with the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) back in 1988 and instantly formed an unbreakable bond with his fellow officers and more importantly, the athletes of Special Olympics. Ted’s first experience that ‘set the hook’ and sent him on over three decades of volunteering with Special Olympics was a Final Leg in Ottawa …