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New Jersey Special Olympics Torch Run travels through Warren County (PHOTOS)

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.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook / Anthony Preziosi contributed to this report

(Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)
(Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)
(Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)
(Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)
(Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)
(Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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