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Superintendent, law enforcement officers support Special Olympic athletes at national games

“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

This is the motto of Special Olympics athletes.

Earlier this month athletes, volunteers and supporters from around the nation came together during the first-ever live televised Special Olympics USA games, in Seattle, WA.

Ketchikan Superintendent Jessica Mathews had the honor of participating in the games beside other members of our state and national law enforcement agencies. Officer Fraize, with the Anchorage Police Department, carried the torch through Washington with other law enforcement officers and six athletes, while Superintendent Mathews participated as one of four Advanced Teams that offered logistic support for the Law Enforcement torch bearers carrying the flame of hope.

Congratulations to every athlete that participated. Your hard work, dedication, and bravery continues to inspire us.