Cheering On The Special Olympics in Rutherford County

May 11, 2022 at 08:58 am by WGNS

SRO Sgt. Irvin Turner of Siegel High School encourages a Special Olympian.

Rutherford County, Tenn. - Skills School Resource Officer Mike Farmer of Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School cheered on the school’s athletes competing in the Special Olympics Tuesday at MTSU.

The competition focused on middle and elementary school children in Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City schools.

Athletes from each school walked around the track before the spectators to start the games.

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation coordinated the track and field games with every competitor receiving a medal and ribbon for their skills.

Earlier this week, athletes competing in the annual Special Olympics enjoyed the Law Enforcement Torch Run on Monday in Rutherford County.

Athletes and runners were greeted by a team of sheriff's school resource officers, deputies, a Franklin Police officer, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper and a Murfreesboro Police Officer riding his horse, Blue.

The torch run signifies law enforcement support of the Special Olympians who competed Monday and Tuesday in the annual track and field meet at MTSU. 

Murfreesboro Police Statement: "Thank you to Officer Pulford and his horse Blue for participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics of Tennessee. Several other @MboroPoliceDept officers assisted athletes at the Special Olympics Games held at MTSU track field." Photo below: 


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