Sgt Williams Honored for Work with Special Olympics

Congratulations to Sergeant Amy Williams, who is the 2021 recipient of the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Flame of Hope Award. This annual award is given to an individual who has gone above and beyond for the Law Enforcement Torch Run and for the Special Olympics athletes and their families.

Many of you know Sergeant Williams for coordinating our local LETR fundraising events such as Cop on Top, Tip a Cop, Trick or Treat Trot 5k. Her impact reaches far beyond our community as she works tirelessly throughout the state at various Special Olympic events as a Torch Bearer, volunteer, coach, as well as a valued mentor and friend to the athletes and their families.
"I am truly honored and humbled to accept this on behalf of myself and my police department," said Sergeant Williams. "Often times we are told that the athletes look at us as heroes. We are not the heroes. The true heroes of Special Olympics are the athletes and those that love them."

Sergeant Williams' enthusiasm and dedication to Special Olympics is an inspiration to our department. She is an true leader in our department, and she has inspired many other employees to become involved in this amazing cause.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising movement benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The Torch Run has two goals – to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois.

We look forward to resuming out fundraising events in 2021:

  • Tip a Cop at Culver’s - Saturday, July 10
  • Cop on Top at both Dunkin Donuts locations - Friday, August 20
  • 5K Trick or Treat Trot - Sunday, October 24

Please note the above dates are tentative.  Check the LETR page for updates regularly.