The Davis County Sheriff's Department will pick up the Utah Special Olympics torch Wednesday morning, relaying it through the county to show its support for the games that open Friday in Provo.

The torch will be handed over at the Weber-Davis County line in Sunset about 10:30 a.m., then be carried by relay runners to the Salt Lake County line.The deputies join more than 40,000 other law enforcement officers logging some 52,000 miles across every state in the U.S., all running to support the Special Olympics, said Sgt. Larry Green, the Davis sheriff's office coordinator for the torch run.

This year, an Adopt-A-Cop fund-raising program has been added. Individuals, schools, service clubs, or businesses can adopt one of the law enforcement officers, raise money for the relay, with an officer running in the group's name.

The Special Olympics is also offering a program in which citizens, groups, or organizations can adopt an athlete, sponsoring their participation in the games for $25.

More information is available from Green at the Davis sheriff's office, 451-3500, ext. 248.