Local first responders take part in Special Olympics Torch Run

ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) -- Law enforcement officers and firefighters from Midland and Odessa are heading to San Antonio in support of the Special Olympics.

On Tuesday morning the group took off from the Odessa Police Department and will join up with others from across the state carrying the 'Flame of Hope'.

The event itself is called the Torch Run.

Each year law enforcement officers from across the state raise over a million dollars to help Texas Special Olympic athletes.