Mar 09, 2017

IBPO Detective To Carry Torch at Special Olympics

Cranston, RI IBPO Local 301 Detective Eric Leclerc is on his way to Austria to participate in the “final leg” of the Special Olympics World Winter Games torch run. 

Detective Leclerc has been volunteering for the Special Olympics for almost five years, leading a group call the North Stars.  His stepdaughter serves as his inspiration to be involved with Special Olympics, and has participated in the games herself the past four years. 

Detective Leclerc was chosen as the single representative from Rhode Island to participate in the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg at the Special Olympics Winter World Games.  Leclerc is one of only 84 participants in this event and the NAGE family, especially the Cranston RI Police Department, could not be more proud of this honor. 

Colonel Winquist, Mayor Fung and several department members gathered at TF Greene Airport on Tuesday 3/7 to support Leclerc in a well-deserved send off to Austria. 

Best of luck to Detective Leclerc!

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CARRYING THE FLAME: Cranston Det. Eric Leclerc and an officer from Ontario hold the minor lamps, which are used to light the Flame of Hope. Photo via

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Detective Leclerc (center right), Mayor Fung, Colonel Winquist and other department members at the airport, Tuesday 3/7/17.
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