South Burlington cop to carry torch at Special Olympics World Games

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Brianne Williamson, a corporal with the South Burlington Police Department, will represent Vermont law enforcement in the Torch Run leading up to the 2019 Special Olympics World Games.

“I’m absolutely beyond honored,” said Williamson, who leaves February 28 for the games, which will be held March 14-21 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 

Williamson has been a volunteer for Special Olympics Vermont since her law enforcement career began in 2010. She has participated in over 40 events, volunteered over 700 hours and raised more than $50,000 for Special Olympics.

In 2011, she was named the Law Enforcement Torch Run Volunteer and, in 2017, inducted into the Special Olympics Torch Run Hall of Fame.

“Every Special Olympics program partners with law enforcement and they’re doing grassroots fundraising for our athletes so, we could not be more grateful,” says Sasha Fisher of Special Olympics Vermont.

Williamson has kicked off a three-month fundraising drive to raise $10,000 to directly support Special Olympics Vermont and the World Games.

Special Olympics Vermont is also gearing up for the annual Penguin Plunge at Burlington’s Waterfront Park on Feb. 2. 

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