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Monday, May 2, 2016

Mountain States supports Special Olympics by participating in 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run
From left, Andy Judy, security officer at JCMC; Ken Harr, Corporate Director, Security, Safety & Emergency Management; Bill Alton, VP, Facilities and Construction; and Will Gatz, security officer, Woodridge Hospital.

Mountain States supports Special Olympics by participating in 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Four members of the Mountain States safety and security department participated last Friday in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, joining a large group of local law enforcement personnel who carried the Special Olympics Torch about two miles from downtown Johnson City to East Tennessee State University, where the Tennessee Area 3 Special Olympics Track & Field Games were held.

Andy Judy, Will Gatz, Ken Harr and Bill Alton represented Mountain States in the group jog from the JC Municipal and Safety Building along State of Franklin Road to ETSU’s mini-dome. It’s the first time Mountain States has been part of the Torch Run.

 Click here to see a short WJHL piece about the Special Olympics and Torch Run.

Various law enforcement organizations from around the area participated, including Johnson City Police Department, several county sheriffs’ departments, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Tennessee Department of Corrections and others.

“We were honored to be asked to participate in such a great event and such a wonderful cause,” Harr said. “This also shows what a great collaboration we have between our security team and the Johnson City Police Department.”