Special Olympics

The Douglasville Police Department supports the annual Special Olympics.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) involves more than 1,000 law enforcement officers from over 100 agencies who take part in a 1,000 mile, two week torch relay to pass the Special Olympics Georgia “Flame of Hope” across the State. All of the 11 relays converge at Emory University (Atlanta) during the State Summer Games Opening Ceremony.


The Torch Run culminates at the State Summer Games as officers enter the Opening Ceremony with the Olympic Torch – the Flame of Hope. The Torch is passed to a Special Olympics athlete who lights the Olympic cauldron signifying “Let the games begin!”