Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  07/09/2012 - 10:00 AM
Contact Person:  Andrea Zielinski  
Contact Number:  541-440-4486  
Subject:  Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics  
Date/Time of Incident:  07/10/2012 - 6:00 AM
Incident Location:  Douglas County  
Case Number:  N/A  
N/A:  N/A

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is scheduled to run through Douglas County on Tuesday, July 10.

Local officers will carry the “Flame of Hope” for Special Olympics Oregon through Douglas County on Tuesday, July 10. Law Enforcement Officers from Myrtle Creek Police Department, Winston Police Department, Roseburg Police Department, Sutherlin Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police will be participating to bring awareness to Special Olympics and the upcoming State Summer Games.

There will be a hand off ceremony on the Courthouse steps at approximately 12 Noon. Representatives from all law enforcement agencies, including Special Olympics, will be at the Courthouse for a brief media event.

The community is welcome and encouraged to come out to support and cheer on the runners.


Here is the route and approximate times of the hand offs:

At 6:00 AM on Tuesday July 10th, DCSO will begin the run on I-5 at Milepost 98.

At approximately 8:00 AM DCSO will hand off the torch to Myrtle Creek PD at Hwy 99 and Cherry Street in Myrtle Creek.

Myrtle Creek will hand off to Winston PD

Winston PD is going to run the torch through Winston on Highway 99 and Highway 42.

Winston PD will hand off to Roseburg PD at Grant Smith Road.

RPD will run up Hwy 99 to the County Courthouse steps at approximately noon to meet up with some Special Olympic Athletes. From the courthouse steps, RPD will continue running up Stephens (Hwy 99).

RPD will hand off to DCSO at the intersection of Edenbower and Hwy 99.

DCSO will run up Hwy 99 to hand off to Sutherlin PD at Calapooia in the curves South of Sutherlin. Sutherlin PD will run to 6th and State where OSP and DCSO will continue to run the torch north to the Lane County line.

You can call Andrea at 541-440-4486 to get updates on where the runners are throughout the day.

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