FAIRFIELD — Police officers on foot, on bicycles, and on motorcycles carried the “Flame of Hope” for the Connecticut Special Olympics into town on Friday.

The officers were participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, one of the biggest public awareness campaigns and fundraisers for Special Olympics. The torch run first started in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas, and was picked up by police officers in Connecticut in 1986.

The Connecticut torch run took place over three days, June 7, 8, and 9.