Special Olympics Torch Passes Through Town Led By Burbank Police Officers

By On June 11, 2015

The Burbank Police Department participated in this year’s Special Olympics Torch Run on Wednesday, June 10. The team ran through the Burbank streets displaying City pride while onlookers cheered with enthusiasm.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Burbank team picked up the torch from LAPD North Hollywood Officers in the area of Riverside/Clybourn around 12:30 p.m.

They ran east on Riverside to Alameda Avenue then to Olive Avenue. From there they proceeded east on Olive to the Police Station and paused for pictures.

The officers left from there and ran south on Glenoaks to Alameda, and ultimately handed off the torch to their counterparts from the Glendale Police Department.

The runners consisted of Jailer Dawna Jurecka, Cadet Gregory DeBelius, Cadet Brandon Kelley, Cadet Magdalena Bautista, Helicopter Pilot/Officer Jason Embleton and his twin brother K-9 Handler/Officer John Embleton.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)