Bedford Police participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run

BEDFORD – Chief John Bryfonski is pleased to announce that the Bedford Police Department participated in this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit their local Special Olympics team.

Nine officers from the Bedford Police Department ran the route on June 1, which started at the Merrimack/Bedford town line and ended at Bedford High School. Each officer who participated donated $25 to the cause. Participants were met at the finish line by fellow department members, police cruisers, and members of the Bedford Bobcats Special Olympics team.

The Bedford Police Department has participated in the torch run for over a decade. In addition to this race, the department also takes part in an initiative where officers can donate money in order to grow out their beards for charity.

"I am proud of our department for the enthusiasm for which they support the Special Olympics," Chief Bryfonski said. "Our officers work with charities year-round in order to better the lives for those in our community and beyond."

For more information about Special Olympics or how to get involved with Bedford’s fundraising efforts, please contact the Bedford Bobcats.