LAPD Recognized For Special Olympics Efforts

Officers from around New Mexico and Special Olympic athletes and coordinators pose for a group photo Friday in Albuquerque. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris accepts an award on behalf of LAPD from Director Oscar Solis of Law Enforcement Torch Run for New Mexico. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris attended a Torch Run kick-off ceremony Jan. 22 with police officers from around the state and Special Olympic New Mexico coordinators at the Elks Lodge in Albuquerque.

During the ceremony New Mexico Police Agencies were recognized for their fund-raising work during 2015. The Los Alamos Police Department was awarded the Bronze award for funds raised in the $1,000 – $4,000 category. 

“It was nice to be recognized as one of many police agencies that participate in Special Olympics,” Morris said. “Our agency has a long tradition of participating to help raise money for the Torch Run to benefit local and state athletes. Many of our officers donate their money and time to participate in fundraising activities as well as local businesses. 

“I especially want to thank the American Legion post 90 (Los Alamos) and American Legion Riders (ALR) for being one of our most consistent supporters in our community.

“Our hope for the Los Alamos Police Department is to continue to enhance awareness for Special Olympics and obtain more local sponsors for our local athletes.”