Flame of Hope



Flame of Hope

Law enforcement representative from agencies all over southern New Mexico will converge in Las Cruces Thursday morning baring the Special Olympics flame of hope.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run, which carries the flame of hope to Albuquerque, kicks off the New Mexico Special Olympics summer games.

Torches from Deming, White Sands Missile Range, and Anthony will join at 11 a.m. at Albert Johnson Park in Las Cruces, next to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.

Special Olympics athletes will assist deputies, police, border patrol agents and other law enforcement officials with the carrying of the torch, and will continue on with the next leg of the run towards Hatch at 11:30.

The torch is scheduled to arrive in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico on May 29, where it will light the cauldron and officially begin the summer games.

Information released by Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, Kelly Jameson