New Mexico Law Enforcement Torch Run

New Mexico Law Enforcement Torch Run This page is managed by NMLETR State Director Ben Sanchez (Rio Rancho PD), Assistant State Director Michelle Ugalde (Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office), Operations Director Oscar Solis and Agency Manager Barbara McRae (SONM Chapter Office).
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The History: The Law Enforcement Torch Run® began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw a need to raise awareness of and funds for Special Olympics. Special Olympics provides year round sports training and competition opportunities to developmentally disabled children and adults. Police Chief LaMunyon realized the importance of Special Olympics in the lives of the participants. He conceived of the idea of having law enforcement personnel obtain pledges from their family, friends and co-workers to run a torch, known as the “Flame of Hope”, through their local communities. The final destination of the torch was into the stadiums of local Special Olympics competitions where the “Flame of Hope” was used to light a cauldron signaling the beginning of the games. Today: Since that time, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® has become a global event, involving all 50 states and over 35 foreign countries. It now includes not only law enforcement personnel, but all levels and branches of the law enforcement community. It is the largest grass roots fund raising program and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics. New Mexico: Over 700 law enforcement personnel from Federal, Military, State, County and Local agencies participate in the Torch Run campaign. Funds are raised through a variety of activities, such as; Tip-A-Cops, Golf Tournaments, T-shirt sales and local events created by local law enforcement personnel and Special Olympics staff. In May, hundreds of law enforcement personnel carry the Flame of Hope through our state, culminating at the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics New Mexico Summer Games in Albuquerque.

Mission: The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement worldwide. The primary mission of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Torch Run® is to: • Promote community awareness of sports training and athletic competition programs offered by Special Olympics New Mexico • Provide opportunity, encouragement and hope to the athletes and families of Special Olympics New Mexico • Provide financial support through fund raising efforts

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Merch alert!!! 2021 NMLETR Merch is now available in our online Square store, including clothing items and the 2021 Hero...
02/19/2021

Merch alert!!! 2021 NMLETR Merch is now available in our online Square store, including clothing items and the 2021 Heroes Calendar! Shop here: https://special-olympics-new-mexico.square.site/
You'll be lookin' good & feelin' good when you shop LETR Merch that directly supports both New Mexico Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics New Mexico!

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2021 NMLETR Merch is now available in our online Square store, including the 2021 Heroes Calendar! Shop here: https://sp...
02/17/2021

2021 NMLETR Merch is now available in our online Square store, including the 2021 Heroes Calendar! Shop here: https://special-olympics-new-mexico.square.site/

Thank you for your continued support of LETR and Special Olympics New Mexico!

#LETR #NMLETR #SONM

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02/12/2021
February Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!

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News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | February 5, 2021 Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) Announcements Winter Virtual Games, January 18-March 15 Registration is open for the

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02/09/2021
February Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!

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News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | February 5, 2021 Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) Announcements Winter Virtual Games, January 18-March 15 Registration is open for the

02/08/2021
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NMLETR friends and families,

New Mexico State Police Association has set up a link where donations can be accepted from officers or the community for the Officer Darian Jarrott Memorial Fund. Donations can be made through the link below:

https://checkout.square.site/.../C5DRBBWFC5UG7ZKSRBNAEWDF
Additionally, anyone who would like to make a donation to the Officer Darian Jarrott Memorial Fund can send either check or money order to:

NMSPA
PO Box 36024
ABQ NM 87176

Please make the check payable to NMSPA and write Officer Darian Jarrott in the notes.

February Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!
02/06/2021
February Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!

February Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!

News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | February 5, 2021 Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) Announcements Winter Virtual Games, January 18-March 15 Registration is open for the

We are saddened by the loss of one of our New Mexico State Police officers near Deming, and join our New Mexico law enfo...
02/05/2021

We are saddened by the loss of one of our New Mexico State Police officers near Deming, and join our New Mexico law enforcement family in thought and prayer for this officer's family and friends, as well as other local officers harmed in today's tragedy.

Farmington Police Department - New Mexico
02/04/2021

Farmington Police Department - New Mexico

Officers delivered hockey sticks to some of our local Special Olympics New Mexico athletes last week! They have been cleared to start practicing, and we couldn’t wait to drop these off for them.
Our Law Enforcement Torch Run officers fundraise and support local games and athletes. For more information on Special Olympics New Mexico and LETR go to sonm.org.

Our Farmington PD brothers and sisters just made a lot of SONM hockey players very happy! Hooray for our NMLETR agencies...
01/29/2021

Our Farmington PD brothers and sisters just made a lot of SONM hockey players very happy! Hooray for our NMLETR agencies! #commUNITYpolicing #newmexicotrue

Sgt Spruell, Sgt Gaines and officers Stock and Woods of the Farmington Police Department delivered sticks, pucks and gifts today to the athletes living within the city and participating in Virtual Games. We are so grateful for the continued commitment of these great men and women to support our athletes and to help make sure the games continue no matter what or how. Forever in your debt, Area 1 Special Olympics. #NewMexicoTrue #NewMexicoLETR

01/25/2021
2020 Law Enforcement Torch Run Program Awards Presentation

In 2019, your New Mexico Law Enforcement Torch Run agencies helped raise over $350,000 for Special Olympics New Mexico. Our state community policing program was honored in 2020 by LETR International with the annual Sapphire Award (Skip to 5:38). Kudos to all our agencies and officers for reaching this remarkable feat while bringing more awareness and funds for our SONM athletes!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TRUEwPaArE&fbclid=IwAR2crPjnUHl7_eS_1ewOpdNvECUpWpR1xDc_oK_keGgV3-ECgLfPYAS9mbs

Each year the Law Enforcement Torch Run International Executive Council recognised the achievements of Torch Run programs from around the world. This would ...

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01/22/2021
January Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!

Have you seen our latest news?

News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | January 15, 2020 Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) Announcements Winter Virtual Games, January 18-March 15 Registration is open for the

In case you missed it!
01/19/2021
January Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!

In case you missed it!

News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | January 15, 2020 Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) Announcements Winter Virtual Games, January 18-March 15 Registration is open for the

January Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!
01/15/2021
January Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!

January Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!

News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | January 15, 2020 Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) Announcements Winter Virtual Games, January 18-March 15 Registration is open for the

Happy New Year! The 2021 Heroes Calendar and other 2020 LETR merchandise including the LETR Hope Buff are available onli...
01/11/2021

Happy New Year! The 2021 Heroes Calendar and other 2020 LETR merchandise including the LETR Hope Buff are available online (while supplies last)! Each purchase directly supports Special Olympics New Mexico! Purchase the 2021 Heroes Calendar as well as other #NMLETR merch in our online store: https://special-olympics-new-mexico.square.site/

#LETR #SONM #NewMexico #NewMexicoTRUE

Wishing each of you a happy holiday season and New Year!
12/24/2020

Wishing each of you a happy holiday season and New Year!

Don't miss out on the 2021 Heroes Calendar and other 2020 LETR merchandise including the LETR Hope Buff! Each purchase d...
12/22/2020

Don't miss out on the 2021 Heroes Calendar and other 2020 LETR merchandise including the LETR Hope Buff! Each purchase directly supports Special Olympics New Mexico! Purchase the 2021 Heroes Calendar as well as other #NMLETR merch in our online store: https://special-olympics-new-mexico.square.site/
#LETR #SONM #NewMexico #NewMexicoTRUE

Don't miss out on the 2021 Heroes Calendar and other 2020 LETR merchandise including the LETR Hope Buff! Each purchase d...
12/16/2020

Don't miss out on the 2021 Heroes Calendar and other 2020 LETR merchandise including the LETR Hope Buff! Each purchase directly supports Special Olympics New Mexico! Purchase the 2021 Heroes Calendar as well as other #NMLETR merch in our online store: https://special-olympics-new-mexico.square.site/

#LETR #SONM #NewMexico #NewMexicoTRUE

There's still time to pick up a thoughtful gift for the holidays while supporting Special Olympics New Mexico! The 2021 ...
12/14/2020

There's still time to pick up a thoughtful gift for the holidays while supporting Special Olympics New Mexico! The 2021 Heroes Calendar as well as other awesome #NMLETR merchandise is available in our online store: https://special-olympics-new-mexico.square.site/

#LETR #SONM #NewMexico #NewMexicoTRUE

🚨 This is the final call to purchase raffle tickets that support @Special Olympics New Mexico  athletes across the state...
12/12/2020

🚨 This is the final call to purchase raffle tickets that support @Special Olympics New Mexico athletes across the state! $10 for 10 tickets - don't miss out!🚨 Now through midnight, proceeds from each raffle ticket support Special Olympics New Mexico directly: https://bit.ly/3mvJ4jW
#SONM #LETR #NMLETR

In case you missed it!
12/11/2020
December Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!

In case you missed it!

News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | December 4, 2020 Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) Announcements Posolé Olé Virtual Fun Walk & 5k: The annual Posolé Olé Virtual Fun Wal

🚨 The NMSP Raffle has been extended but there's only 3 days left to get your tickets!! 🚨 $10 for 10 tickets so don't mis...
12/10/2020

🚨 The NMSP Raffle has been extended but there's only 3 days left to get your tickets!! 🚨 $10 for 10 tickets so don't miss out on this year's awesome prizes and the opportunity to support Special Olympics New Mexico with EACH ticket purchased! Purchase tickets NOW through Saturday (12/12): https://bit.ly/3mvJ4jW

#LETR #NMLETR #NewMexico #SONM #NewMexicoTRUE

Have you seen our latest news?
12/08/2020
December Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!

Have you seen our latest news?

News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | December 4, 2020 Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) Announcements Posolé Olé Virtual Fun Walk & 5k: The annual Posolé Olé Virtual Fun Wal

The Raffle for Special Olympics New Mexico has been EXTENDED!! Get your tickets now thru Saturday (12/12) ➡️ https://bit...
12/07/2020

The Raffle for Special Olympics New Mexico has been EXTENDED!! Get your tickets now thru Saturday (12/12) ➡️ https://bit.ly/3mvJ4jW and you'll be supporting Special Olympics athletes across New Mexico while entering to win AWESOME prizes!

#SONM #LETR #NMLETR #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

Today is the LAST DAY to purchase raffle tickets! This raffle directly supports Special Olympics New Mexico athletes aro...
12/05/2020

Today is the LAST DAY to purchase raffle tickets! This raffle directly supports Special Olympics New Mexico athletes around the state! Purchase tickets here ➡️ https://bit.ly/3mvJ4jW and you’ll be supporting a great cause!!

#LETR #NMLETR #SONM #NewMexico

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12/04/2020
December Updates from Special Olympics New Mexico!

Check out our most recent newsletter!

News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | December 4, 2020 Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) Announcements Posolé Olé Virtual Fun Walk & 5k: The annual Posolé Olé Virtual Fun Wal

Only 4 days left to purchase raffle tickets! This raffle directly supports Special Olympics New Mexico athletes around t...
12/02/2020

Only 4 days left to purchase raffle tickets! This raffle directly supports Special Olympics New Mexico athletes around the state! Get your tickets here https://bit.ly/3mvJ4jW now through Saturday (12/5)!

#LETR #NMLETR #SONM #NewMexico

This #GivingTuesday, we ask you to support Special Olympics New Mexico by participating in our Raffle! This year's raffl...
12/01/2020

This #GivingTuesday, we ask you to support Special Olympics New Mexico by participating in our Raffle! This year's raffle has awesome prizes you won't want to miss, and there's just 5 days left to support!! Get your tickets at https://go.rallyup.com/nmspraffle now through Saturday, December 5th!

#NMLETR #LETR #SpecialOlympics #SONM #NewMexico

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12/01/2020

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Our FPD LETR officers have been busy lately! They assisted with the drive-through awards to our local athletes earlier this month. They also honored the outgoing agency and regional coordinators Lt. Byers and Lt. Laino. Congratulations to all the athletes and our Lieutenants on their hard work with Special Olympics New Mexico!

Looking for a unique gift that gives back? Law Enforcement officers and First Responders have partnered with Special Oly...
11/30/2020

Looking for a unique gift that gives back? Law Enforcement officers and First Responders have partnered with Special Olympics New Mexico athletes to bring you the 2021 Heroes Calendar. This heartwarming calendar is sure to evoke smiles all year long and makes a great gift this holiday season. Proceeds directly support Special Olympics athletes across the state! *Calendars will ship beginning December 1st. Purchase it today at https://special-olympics-new-mexico.square.site/

#SONM #LETR #NMLETR #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

Today is the LAST day to support the Torch Icon Campaign for Special Olympics New Mexico! Stop by participating location...
11/30/2020

Today is the LAST day to support the Torch Icon Campaign for Special Olympics New Mexico! Stop by participating locations and purchase a paper torch icon for $1 or more to support Special Olympics athletes around the state. Check out the event flyer below or the Event Page linked above for details!

#SONM #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue #LETR #NMLETR

There's still time to support the November Torch Icon Campaign for Special Olympics New Mexico! Now through November 30,...
11/27/2020

There's still time to support the November Torch Icon Campaign for Special Olympics New Mexico! Now through November 30, purchase a paper torch icon for $1 or more at participating locations! Proceeds support Special Olympics athletes across the state. *Check out the flyer to see participating locations!

#SONM #LETR #NMLETR #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

Now through December 5, purchase Raffle tickets at https://go.rallyup.com/nmspraffle - all proceeds support Special Olym...
11/25/2020

Now through December 5, purchase Raffle tickets at https://go.rallyup.com/nmspraffle - all proceeds support Special Olympics athletes across New Mexico! There are some fantastic Raffle prizes this year you do not want to miss!

#NMLETR #LETR #SONM #NewMexico

11/24/2020
We hope to see everyone tune in this afternoon for our Facebook Live event at 3pm and our "Big Announcement!" Just click...
11/24/2020

We hope to see everyone tune in this afternoon for our Facebook Live event at 3pm and our "Big Announcement!"

Just click on the SONM Area 1 page and we will see you all at 3pm!! Be Safe!!

Please tune in on Tuesday, November 24th at 3pm for the Farmington Police Department's Law Enforcement Torch Run Facebook Live "Big Announcement" event!!

For further, please see our SONM Area 1 event page and spread the word.

Be safe everyone and we miss you all!!!

Law Enforcement officers and First Responders have partnered with Special Olympics New Mexico athletes to bring you the ...
11/23/2020

Law Enforcement officers and First Responders have partnered with Special Olympics New Mexico athletes to bring you the 2021 Heroes Calendar. This heartwarming calendar is sure to evoke smiles all year long and makes a great gift this holiday season. Proceeds directly support Special Olympics New Mexico! *Calendars will ship beginning December 1st.

Purchase yours today: https://special-olympics-new-mexico.square.site/

#SONM #LETR #NMLETR #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

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Way to Go everyone Sharna and Pam in Gallup
Come join the fun this Saturday June 15th in sunny Las Cruces NM as we raise awareness and do some fundraising for Special Olympics New Mexico! #newmexicotrue #sonm #nmletr #letr #lcpd #commUNITY
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