Area police take part in ‘Law Enforcement Torch Run’

La Crosse and Onalaska police joined forces Thursday  for a good cause.

They took part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. It’s part of a statewide event to raise awareness and funds for the C of Wisconsin.

Participants biked and ran from La Crosse all the way to Onalaska.

The 8.5 mile stretch is just one of the legs before the torch reaches Steven’s point for the Special Olympics’ opening ceremonies.

“Essentially the torch travels all through the state, a representation of the torch that will travel through different departments throughout the state and make its way through Stevens Point with the athletes today,” said Tyler Rochwal, an officer with the La Crosse Police Department.

Nearly 2,000 athletes will take part in the summer games.