Milton police officers took to the streets last Friday, June 1 for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to support Special Olympics Vermont.

Keeping with the new tradition, Sgt. Scott Philbrook, the outgoing student resource officer, led his fellow officers in front of Milton Elementary/Middle School before picking up the real torch from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at the Milton-Georgia town line.

They then hitched a ride to Rene’s on Route 7 and ran the nearly five miles to Catamount Industrial Park, where Colchester police stood waiting.

It was Philbrook’s 18th year participating in the Torch Run. He raised $1,100 in T-shirt sales plus an additional $162 from selling fidget cubes, or glazed clay cubes made by students in art class, the most he’s ever raised for the organization.

The summer games raise awareness about athletes with intellectual disabilities.


A student holds a sign supporting Philbrook and incoming SRO, Officer Kendra Raymond. (Courtney Lamdin | Milton Independent)