Springfield Police Officer Chosen for Special Olympics Torch Run

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Springfield Police Officer Mark Priebe has been chosen to travel to Abu Dhabi for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games to represent the Missouri Law Enforcement Torch Run. 

Springfield Police tell KOLR10 Officer Priebe is one of just 88 law enforcement representatives from around the world chosen for this honor. 

Law Enforcement Torch Runners from around the world were chosen for their dedication and commitment to the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics. 

During his trip, Officer Priebe will be part of a team running in the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, preceding the Summer World Games.   

Officer Mark Priebe has been with the Springfield Police Department since 1999 and currently serves as a Crime Prevention Officer.  

The department told KOLR10 he has been actively working with Special Olympics Missouri since 2007 and serves as the department coordinator for SPD/ Special Olympics Missouri events. In 2016, he was honored with the Gift of Time Award and the Unsung Hero Award for his work with Special Olympics Missouri.

Officer Priebe will travel to Abu Dhabi at the end of February. He will begin the Law Enforcement Torch Run on March 3 and the 2019 Summer World Games will begin on March 14.

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