Mason’s Officers Are on the Run

Posted: June 10, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jocelyn Rappaport

If you happen to be driving on the George Washington Parkway before noon today, you may spot a group of George Mason University police officers running with a torch. Don’t be alarmed. Ten officers have volunteered to participate in the 2003 VA Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics.

The Torch Run is held in early June each year, and more than 3,500 Virginia law enforcement officials carry the torch with the “flame of hope” some 1,900 miles. George Mason police officers will attend the morning ceremony at the Iwo Jima Memorial and then will receive the torch for their part of the run on the parkway. George Ginovsky, George Mason’s assistant chief of police, says he is proud of the officers for volunteering. “We look forward to participating in such a worthy event with others from Virginia’s law enforcement.”

The torch will arrive in Richmond tomorrow for the opening ceremony of the Virginia State Summer Games at the University of Richmond. Special Olympics Virginia serves more than 12,500 athletes who compete statewide and nationally.

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