In 2001 PCSO Deputy Karen Johnson was instrumental in bringing the Special Olympics Torch Run to Placer County. Karen loved kids (she was a DARE instructor), loved to run and she enjoyed working with the Special Olympics. Sadly, Karen died in 2003 while out on a training run. Not only is our support of Special Olympics important but equally so is the memory and amazing spirit of Karen. Our support of Special Olympics and the honor of Karen's memory has been evident by our continued participation each year.
Numerous people from our agency have participated each year, all of which are instrumental for us to continue our support of the Special Olympics.
Whether they run in it, donate to it, advertise it, or volunteer the day of to make it happen!