SHERIFF HANAK LEADS SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUNNERS

With the wail of sirens and Sheriff Otto Hanak carrying the torch, the  Special Olympic Torch Runners made their annual run through Brenham  today (Thursday on their way to the games this weekend in Arlington,

Law enforcement officers from the gulf coast region, along with their friends in the Good Sam Club came  Brenham to (Wednesday) to bring the Special Olympics Torch through Brenham this morning  ( Thursday).

Sherriff Otto Hanak held the torch through Brenham saying it was well worth while.

 

Washington County Sheriff Otto Hanak carried the Special Olympics Torch Run through Brenham.

Washington County Sheriff Otto Hanak carried the Special Olympics Torch Run through Brenham.

The Torch Runners will make stops in Bryan and College Station, but they always make it to the games in Arlington.

About 100 law enforcement officers gathered for barbecue, door prizes and an auction, in anticipation of the run.

There are no current clients at the Brenham State Supported Living Center competing in this year's Special Olympics but past someptitors were cheering on the Torch Runners Thursday in Brenham.

There are no current clients at the Brenham State Supported Living Center competing in this year’s Special Olympics but past someptitors were cheering on the Torch Runners Thursday in Brenham.

Tracey Matthews-Segura of the Bellaire Police Department said that more officers are taking part this year and they are getting  a warm welcome everywhere they go, especially Brenham.

About 100 law enforcement officers from the region came to a dinner at the American Legion Hall Wednesday night before the torch run.

About 100 law enforcement officers from the region came to a dinner at the American Legion Hall Wednesday night before the torch run.

The warm Brenham welcome got a lot warmer after Blue Bell CEO Paul Kruse donated $5000 to the Special Olympics at the dinner.

The Special Olympics are athletic competition for the developmentally challenged people.