The combined Edmonds/Mountlake Terrace Police Department team pounds the pavement on the two-and-a-half- mile leg of Highway 99 between 212th Street Southwest and the county line, all part of the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run. The run ends at Joint Base Fort Lewis/McChord, site of this weekend’s Special Olympic games involving athletes from throughout the region. (Photos by Larry Vogel)
The combined team from the Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace Police Departments met at 212th and Highway 99 to await the pass-off of the Special Olympics torch from the Lynnwood PD runners. L to R kneeling: Josh McClure (Edmonds), Jason Robinson (Edmonds), Mark Marsh (Edmonds), Kevin Pickard (MLT). L to R standing: Damian Smith (Edmonds), Ken Crystal (Edmonds), Brad Halston (Edmonds), Heidi Froisland (MLT), Becky Hill (MLT).
Edmonds PD’s Michelle Poff and canine pal Maui get ready for the run. This is Maui’s fifth Special Olympics torch run with the Edmonds Police Department.
The Lynnwood runners pause before handing off the torch to the Edmonds team. L to R Cmdr. Wes Deppan, Officer Aaron Surchet, Officer Andrew Reed, Recruit Michael Beckstead, Officer Matt Keller, Cmdr. Jim Nelson.
Edmonds Chief of Police Al Compaan officiates at the hand-off from Lynnwood torch bearer Officer Matt Keller
Edmonds Officer Jason Robinson took the hand-off from the Lynnwood team and carried the torch down the first leg of Highway 99.