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Sheriff Ian Parkinson, retired Police Lieutenant Bill Proll wrap up Law Enforcement Torch Run in Abu Dhabi

Posted at 2:17 AM, Mar 14, 2019
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Retired Police Lieutenant Bill Proll runs in the Law Enforcement Torch Run. (Photo Courtesy: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation)

 

The Final Leg for the Law Enforcement Torch Run at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games is expected to come to an end Thursday.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson and retired San Luis Obispo Police Lieutenant Bill Proll have been in Abu Dhabi for the games. They were selected to serve as part of the Final Leg team and run the “Flame of Hope” through the United Arab Emirates.

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San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson participates in the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Abu Dhabi. (Photo Courtesy: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation)

 

The team will ultimately deliver the flame to the Opening Ceremony Thursday.

Parkinson was selected as the runner representing all of Southern California. Proll was selected to be one of 10 team leaders.

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San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson participates in the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Abu Dhabi. (Photo Courtesy: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation)

 

Both have been involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for more than 25 years.

The Final Leg team has been running the torch through different cities and communities since March 3.

The team is made up of 112 people, including 96 law enforcement officer runners.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is a major fundraiser for the Special Olympics organization.

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Sheriff Ian Parkinson and retired Police Lieutenant Bill Proll participate in the torch run. (Photo Courtesy: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation)