Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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Cookeville PD Carrying The Torch Supporting Special Olympics

The Cookeville Police Department will carry the flame of hope Saturday during the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Lieutenant Anthony Leonard said this event is to support the Special Olympics. Leonard said that Cookeville Police are still looking for residents to sign up and join them on their 15.6 mile run.

“The Special Olympics Tennessee is a movement that’s built on inclusion,” Leonard said. “Where every person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability.”

Leonard said the run will begin at 8:00 AM at the new police headquarters on Neal Street, concluding at White County High School. Leonard said residents can signup to run or donate by visiting the Cookeville Police Department Facebook page or visiting

“The run will start at the new police headquarters and we’ll pass by Crossfit Mayhem,” Leonard said. “We’ll take Highway 111 all the way into White County, ultimately the run will end at the White County High School.”

Cookeville Police anticipate the run finishing between 11:00-11:30 AM. Anyone who wants to participate or make a donation can follow the link provided on the Cookeville Police Department Facebook page or visit