On June 8th, 2011, The Easton Police Department hosted the Talbot County leg of the 2011 Maryland Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics. Members of the Caroline County Sheriff's Office, and Sheriff John R. Bounds, were in attendance to take part in the event.
The run started at the Easton police department, through the town, then to U.S. Route 50 where the torch was handed off to Maryland Transportation Authority Police and the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office at the Route 50 and state Route 404 rest stop. Detective Philip Dixon, one of the members of the Sheriff's Office in attendance, finished the race under alternative means....(a bicycle...lol)The purpose of this run is to raise funds for, and awareness of the Special Olympics movement that is known worldwide. Law enforcement officers from every state and more than 40 countries carry the Flame of Hope in honor of Special Olympics athletes in their area, and around the world.