Torch Run starts at APD headquarters 111 Main Street Saturday at 7:00 PM
To heck with running with the bulls, running with the cops is a lot safer. And for a good cause: The Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics.
On Saturday evening at 7:00 PM a joint production of Amherst Police Department, UMass PD and the Hampden County Sheriff's Department kicks off in front of the station for a 3 mile jaunt through our picturesque downtown to UMass Southwest, which is being used as the Athlete Village for Special Olympics.
U3 Advisers Town Gown Report (Yeah, they borrowed my photo)
This Torch Run was cited by U3 advisers in their $60,000 consulting report on town/gown issues as an example of cooperation between the town and our flagship University. Just one of many examples of "community policing" that makes our local departments shine, like a torch in the night.
Torch is fired up (2011)
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is not the only memorable benefit happening on Saturday. Amherst Fire Department personnel will be taking part in a motorcycle ride, aka "Jackass 3," to benefit National Fallen Firefighter Foundation and honor/remember beloved AFD fallen member David Bennett Sr.
The ride starts at UMass McGuirk Stadium Saturday morning at 10:00 AM. The weather on Saturday for both events is expected to be perfect!