On June 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the Hawthorne Police Department ran south on Hawthorne Boulevard, and handed the Special Olympics torch to personnel from the City of Lawndale/Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, South Los Angeles Station and Lawndale Service Center. The Lawndale personnel were honored to carry the torch through the City of Lawndale. Many of the personnel donated their time to be able to participate in this worthwhile event. Sirens could be heard as the runners carried the torch through major intersections. Motorists were honking their horns in support and others gave a "thumbs up" as they took photographs of the runners.
Contact Information: Lieutenant John HOcking - (310) 219-2753,