Greenville Officers Helping Special Olympics

Several officers from the Greenville Police department put on their favorite pair of running shoes Thursday morning and hit the road for a good cause.

The officers gathered in front of the media to kick off their leg of the "North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run 2005 for Special Olympics."

Greenville Police ChiefJoe Simonowich says the officers have also raised over $7,000 for Special Olympics.

The torch will pass through several Eastern North Carolina cities for the next few days before ending up in Raleigh in seven days.