Video: Police Carry Olympic Torch Through Martinez

Martinez police alighted from the Virginia Hills Shopping Center with the Special Olympics torch Tuesday morning, carrying it to the Marina.

Martinez police took the Special Olympics torch from Pleasant Hill officers Tuesday morning, and ran it from the parking lot of the Virginia Hills Shopping Center north on Alhambra Avenue. The group turned right on Escobar St., left on Ferry St., and down to the marina, where members of the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Marina Patrol took the torch across the river to Benicia, where it then traveled to Davis —the site of this year’s Special Olympics.

The Martinez police officers running with the flame were Chief Gary Peterson, Capt. Eric Ghisletta, Lt. Aaron Roth, Dec. Patrick Salamid, Sgt. Steve Gaul, Ofc. Dustin Mayberry, and Ofc. Ian Leong.

DIANE BOYLE June 20, 2012 at 04:02 AM
I and my 5 yr. old Grandaughter waited on Escobar for over an hour, to make sure we got to see the torch and the carriers. By the time they rounded the corner onto escobar, Brianna was so over excited they had come, she was jumping up and down, her pig tails flying, shouting" go MPD go Olympics" . Her excitement mounted when a few of the officers gave her a high five!! (Lord, you could hear her yelling in New York!! )Hands up to all who contributed to the Special Olympics, and a huge high 5 to every Officer who ran miles for the cause!!! A special thanks to the officers who took a moment to acknowlede Brianna.


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