Special Olympians Joel Burkhardt, left, of Lisbon Falls and Chris Vachon of Lewiston lead the way with members of the Lewiston Police Department as they run across Longley Bridge during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maine in Lewiston on Wednesday. Burkhardt was handed the Flame of Hope by Special Olympian Julian Gaillard after Gaillard ran through Auburn with members of the Auburn Police Department. More than 700 members of Maine law enforcement will participate in the run across the state of Maine to raise money for and an awareness of Special Olympics Maine. The Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games will be held in Orono on June 7-10. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)


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