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Probation Receives Special Thanks for "Extraordinary Dedication" to the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Northern California

Published:  August 31, 2021

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August 4, 2021 

Chief Probation Officer David Koch 
Sonoma Co. Probation Department 
600 Administration Drive 
Santa Rosa, CA 95492 


Dear Chief Probation Officer Koch, 

On behalf of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Northern California, we want to personally thank you and the members of your agency for the extraordinary dedication that made the 2021 Final Leg a tremendous success. With the support of 205 agencies and over 2,500 runners, we are excited to announce ... together, we raised over $285,000!

We truly appreciate your agency taking time to take part in this year's event. Your participation encourages and validates law enforcement's involvement in the movement, which is a critical piece to our public awareness campaign in advocating for the acceptance and inclusion of those with intellectual disabilities. 

We would like to specifically commend Dawn Kemp for their assistance in planning and coordinating your agency's involvement. Dawn's dedication and leadership were instrumental to the success of this year's Torch Run Final Leg.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics unites people and demonstrates the incredible impact that members of the law enforcement community make in our respective communities. Please know that you can take great pride in knowing the members of your agency contributed to making a positive difference in the lives of our athletes and families. 

Again, thank you for your support and for giving the athletes the continued opportunity to demonstrate their abilities, strengthen their character, develop their physical skills, fulfill their potential, and change the way the world views people with developmental disabilities. 

We look forward to working with you on future events! 

In the spirit of Special Olympics, 

David Solo 
President & CEO 
Special Olympics Northern California 

Aaron Johnson 
Deputy Chief, Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety 
State Director, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Northern California 


Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Northern California 
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