San Francisco police officers run with Special Olympics torch

San Francisco police offers took to the streets today, running for a good cause.
Monday, June 23, 2014
In honor of the Special Olympics, 150 San Francisco police officers hit the streets on Monday, running around town for a good cause.

Members of the force took turns carrying this year's Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" torch.

The officers started at Union Square and made their way to the Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, and Union Street.

John's Grill sponsored San Francisco's running contingent.

Police Chief Greg Suhr says this year's turnout was especially impressive.

"We have all our new recruits here, so we raised them right,' Suhr said. "And a lot of officers here on their own time, along with a lot of the athletes. You know, even the weather came out for us. This is awesome."

The Flame of Hope is making its way to Davis on Friday, where it will light the Special Olympics cauldron.

There will be 700 athletes competing this weekend.
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