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Guardians of the flame


May 9, 2019

Sarah Pridgeon

Young runners escort the Flame of Hope along Cleveland St., flanked by numerous law enforcement vehicles.

Guardians of the Flame ran proudly through town on Thursday morning carrying the Special Olympics torch on its way through Crook County.

The Flame of Hope started out in Hulett before moving on to Sundance and finally traveling through Moorcroft, where it was handed over to Gillette for the next leg of its journey to Laramie for the state's Special Olympic Games on May 9.

The spectacle was part of the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, a nationwide initiative in which law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes carry the flame into opening ceremonies for local, state, provincial...

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