HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Police Officers from Hackettstown, Independence Township, Blairstown Township, and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office came together at Mars Wrigley Confectionery on High St in Hackettstown to start one of two routes in Warren County for the NJ Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Another route started in Greenwich Twp and both groups met at Route 31 and Route 57 in Washington Twp.
Hackettstown Middle School students and staff lined Main St to cheer on the runners. Police officers from Mansfield Twp joined the Torch Run at the Route 57 ShopRite.
Students and staff from Mansfield Elementary School lined Route 57 to cheer on the runners as they passed the school.
The annual Torch Run on Friday, benefiting the Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games, involved over 3,000 officers running separate routes around the state.
Athletes will compete in the summer games, which include aquatics, bocce, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball and tennis competition.The games begin Friday and last the weekend at The College of New Jersey in Ewing.