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Special Olympics torch crosses NC thanks to LEO

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The torch will be carried by more than 2,500 law enforcement officers over the 15-day, 2,000 mile trek. The torch will be carried by more than 2,500 law enforcement officers over the 15-day, 2,000 mile trek.
New Hanover County Special Olympic athletes with the torch. New Hanover County Special Olympic athletes with the torch.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Officers from the Wilmington Police Department and deputies from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office are doing their part to make sure the Special Olympics North Carolina torch crosses the Cape Fear area successfully. 

Along with law enforcement officers from around the state, WPD and NHCSO are part of the state wide agencies participating in carrying the torch to make sure the Special Olympic torch successfully makes its way through North Carolina.

Their leg of the journey begins 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Wilmington Police Department Headquarters in Wilmington and finishes in the Food Lion parking lot in Hampstead.

Officers will run the torch up Market Street all the way from Wilmington to Hampstead.

The total distance is 17 miles long.

The torch will be carried by more than 2,500 law enforcement officers over the 15-day, 2,000 mile trek.

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