Lincoln County law enforcement escort Special Olympics torch

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  • Elizabeth Wiederhold carries the torch during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, before biking through town, Monday in Libby. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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    Betty Jo Wiederhold holds up a banner for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics before biking through town, Monday in Libby. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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    Jerry Powell jogs down Highway 2 through Libby during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Monday. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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    Participants wave at family members while walking through town during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Monday in Libby. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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    Special olympics participants cheer on bikers as they ride through town during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Monday in Libby. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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    The Special Olympics Torch passes through Troy Monday morning, carried by Autumn Fisher, and accompanied -- and cheered on -- by students from W.F. Morrison Elementary. The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics was accompanied from the Idaho border east to Happy's Inn. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Led by Autumn Fisher carrying the torch, students from W.F. Morrison Elementary participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Monday in Troy. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Troy participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics pose with the torch -- held by Autumn Fisher -- and banner, Monday in front ot Trojan Lanes. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Troy Police Officer Tucker Winn (left) and Chief Katie Davis head out from Troy along with Libby Police Officer Cody Dewitt during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, escorted by vehicles driven by Lincoln County Sheriff Darren Short and sheriff’s deputies, Monday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

  • Elizabeth Wiederhold carries the torch during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, before biking through town, Monday in Libby. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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    Betty Jo Wiederhold holds up a banner for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics before biking through town, Monday in Libby. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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    Jerry Powell jogs down Highway 2 through Libby during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Monday. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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    Participants wave at family members while walking through town during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Monday in Libby. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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    Special olympics participants cheer on bikers as they ride through town during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Monday in Libby. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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    The Special Olympics Torch passes through Troy Monday morning, carried by Autumn Fisher, and accompanied -- and cheered on -- by students from W.F. Morrison Elementary. The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics was accompanied from the Idaho border east to Happy's Inn. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Led by Autumn Fisher carrying the torch, students from W.F. Morrison Elementary participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Monday in Troy. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Troy participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics pose with the torch -- held by Autumn Fisher -- and banner, Monday in front ot Trojan Lanes. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Troy Police Officer Tucker Winn (left) and Chief Katie Davis head out from Troy along with Libby Police Officer Cody Dewitt during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, escorted by vehicles driven by Lincoln County Sheriff Darren Short and sheriff’s deputies, Monday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

Local law enforcement from Libby, Troy and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office led the way Monday, shepherding the Special Olympics Torch from the Idaho border to the eastern edge of the county, and joined by many community members along the way.

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