Special treat for Special Olympics

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) this week provided an escort into town for a group of Special Olympians returning from an out of town event.


“This may look like nothing more than a photo of a bunch of people standing around in a parking lot, but it’s really a picture of ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.

Our Public Information Office received this photo – along with a word of thanks for some of our deputies – from a Hall County mom whose child had participated in the ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ข๐—น๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ last weekend

“What a pleasant and exciting surprise to see you providing an official escort for the athletes returning from the Special Olympics Winter Games,” she wrote. “Thank you for making the athletes feel so honored!”

Sgt. Ken Phillips said two patrol deputies picked up the bus at the county line on I-985 northbound.

“They escorted the bus up the interstate to Exit 20 and then the rest of us assisted with the escort, blocking major intersections and then falling in line until we got to the Stadium 300 Bowling Alley where the athletes’ parents were waiting to meet them.

After they arrived at their destination, the deputies had the chance to visit with the athletes and parents before returning to their regular patrol duties.”