Law enforcement kicks off special olympics weekend

DOVER, Del. – If you were driving through Delaware on Thursday you may have seen some runners carrying a torch.

The runners are all part of law enforcement in Delaware, and the torch was to symbolize the kick-off of the Special Olympics summer games this weekend.

Law enforcement officials tell us that the last mile of this run is particularly special because it honored the late Lieutenant Steven Floyd, who was killed in the 2017 James T. Vaughn prison riot.

“It’s just a fitting tribute to have corrections officers and police officers running a mile, you know, dedicated solely to Steve here in Kent County where he lived and where he worked and it’s truly fitting to honor him in this way this year,” Geoff Klopp, President of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, said.

The Special Olympics Summer Games kick off in Dover on Saturday.

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