Special Olympics Torch Relay makes its way to Clayton

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CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)- The Special Olympics torch run made a special stop at the St Louis County Police Department headquarters this morning in Clayton. A large, clapping crowd was on hand when the torch arrived at the county police headquarters around 9am. The torch- also known as the flame of hope- is being carried across the country.

It will eventually wind up in Los Angeles for the Special Olympics world games that start July 25th.
Torch run organizers say they wanted to stop here at the county police headquarters so that the Special Olympics athletes and officials could honor law enforcement.

Officials say law enforcement raises more money for the Special Olympics than anyone else--$50 million worldwide last year and $2.3 million in Missouri.

This morning was a chance for the Special Olympics to say thank you. The torch arrived in St. Louis on Tuesday.

It will end up in Jefferson City this evening where there will be a ceremony with Governor Nixon.

From there, the torch will continue the journey to California.

For more information visit specialolympics.org