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Kennesaw officer chosen for Torch Run Final Leg
Kennesaw officer chosen for Torch Run Final Leg

KENNESAW, Ga. -- An officer with the Kennesaw Police Department has been chosen by the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run executive committee to represent Georgia in the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Scott Luther will participate in the Final Leg leading up to the Opening Ceremonies in Athens, Greece on Saturday, June 25.

"The executive committee chose Officer Luther for this honor based on his demonstrated commitment in support of Special Olympics," said Kennesaw Police Chief Bill Westenberger. "We are very proud of him and know he will be a fine representative of the Kennesaw Police Department and the state of Georgia."

Luther has been involved in the Law Enforcement Torch Run since 2002. His contributions were recognized in 2010 when we was named to the Georgia Torch Run Hall of Fame.

The Special Olympics Summer Games provides ten American athletes with the opportunity to travel to Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic movement, and compete against athletes from all over the world.

The Final Leg team is made up of both athletes and law enforcement officials. After the flame lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 9, the team will visit scores of cities, towns and communities in Greece as well as Cyprus, Turkey and Egypt during a three-week journey to promote the World Games.

To donate to the Kennesaw Police Torch Run, visit Officer Luther's FirstGiving page.

Follow Luther's progress in the Final Leg on Facebook and Twitter.