News release - 6/5/2012

Published 6/5/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Ventura County Special Olympics 
DATE/TIME Thursday, June 7, 2012 beginning at about 9 a.m. 
LOCATION Highway 101 and Ventura Road (pedestrian bridge) 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager / PIO
(805) 385-7631

(Oxnard, CA) On Thursday, June 7, 2012 Oxnard PD will once again participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Ventura County Special Olympics. This is the twentieth year OPD has participated in the event.
Officers and their family members, Special Olympics athletes and members of the community will participate in the Oxnard leg which encompasses 12.5 miles. The torch route in Oxnard is as follows:

At about 9 a.m. -
Receive the torch from Ventura PD at Highway 101 and Ventura Road (pedestrian bridge)
South on Ventura Road to Vineyard Avenue
East on Vineyard Avenue to “H” Street
South on “H” Street to Gonzales Road
East on Gonzales Road to “C” Street
South on “C” Street to Wooley Road
West on Wooley Road to Ventura Road
South on Ventura Road to Channel Islands Boulevard **pass torch to Port Hueneme PD**
(at this point OPD runners will continue until torch passes to CHP)
Continue south on Ventura Road to Hueneme Road
East on Hueneme Road to Saviers Road
North on Saviers Road to Channel Islands Boulevard
East on Channel Islands Boulevard to Highway 1  **pass torch to CHP**
The Special Olympics Torch Run has three legs in Southern California. The Northern leg begins in San Luis Obispo as selected law enforcement representatives and Special Olympics athletes carry the torch on its journey to the Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach, where all three torches meet to light the giant cauldron at the opening ceremonies signifying the official start to the Special Olympics Summer Games. The other two legs begin in the Inland Empire and the U.S. Mexico border.  


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