Police, Special Olympics athletes finish torch run

Maria Memmelaar holds a flag in memory of her father, Maj. Jay Memmelaar, as she runs with representatives of the Wayne County Special Olympics and Goldsboro Police Department during their annual torch run Friday. Maj. Memmelaar, who died unexpectedly in February, was a big supporter of the event.


Officers with the Goldsboro Police Department and local Special Olympics athletes completed a 14-mile torch run through the city Friday.

The run raised about $2,500 to send athletes to the summer games.

Capt. LeAnn Rabun said the department has participated in the run for at least 10 years.

The route participants ran was...

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