Around 50 officers from the Jersey City Police Department carried the Flame of Hope over a five-mile course.READ MORE: Driver Wanted After Jeep Plowed Into Family On Bronx Sidewalk; 'Car Sped Up To Hit Us,' Witness Says
Ultimately, the torch travels 750 miles before the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics New Jersey summer games.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Looking For 2 Missing Teens From Lindenhurst
The run helps raise money, and this year, it also raised some spirits.
“As we were running, there were just so many people cheering for the police and for the cause. It makes you feel good to see something so positive going on after such a terrible year that everybody’s been through,” Det. Joe Cossolini said.MORE NEWS: Gottlieb Says US Needs New Vaccine Strategy As Pace Of Shots Lags
Friday’s run covered 26 different legs through more than 300 towns.