Troopers run for Special Olympics


September 15, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

Det. Sgt. Glenn Gauthier of the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post and Community Service Trooper Geno Basanese of the MSP Iron Mountain Post participate in the Wakefield Community run as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Flame of Hope week on Monday morning. Behind the troopers are Jim Engle of Wakefield, and Blaine Bachman. The event kicked off a series of community runs to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics.


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WAKEFIELD - Members of the Michigan State Police, The Fraternal Order of Police and the Michigan Department of Corrections were joined by members of the community as they ran around Sunday Lake on Monday morning to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics and people with developmental disorders.

The run in Wakefield was one of several smaller, local runs planned by the MSP, FOP and MDC to raise awareness and funds, as three teams of officers conduct a statewide torch run known as the Law Enforcement Torch Run from Copper Harbor to Sterling H...

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