Brentwood Police officers carry Special Olympics Torch past St. Mary Magdalen

Students at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Brentwood gathered outside on Thursday to watch the Special Olympics Torch Run go past the school.

Detective Nick Nilson, DARE Officer for Saint Mary Magdalen, carried the torch and waved to his students as he passed.  Major Jim McIntyre, Officer Paul Clayton and Chief of Police Dan Fitzgerald accompanied the torch through Brentwood.

Officer Clayton and Chief Fitzgerald are Saint Mary Magdalen School parents.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run helps raise awareness and funding to support Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round sports training and athletic competition program for more than 17,000 athletes across the state.

(L-R) Det. Nick Nilson, Maj. Jim McIntyre, Ofc. Paul Clayton and Chief Dan Fitzgerald of the Brentwood Police Department participated in the 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run which supports Special Olympics in Missouri.

Students cheer for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which passed Saint Mary Magdalen School.

Students cheer for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which passed Saint Mary Magdalen School.

5 thoughts on “Brentwood Police officers carry Special Olympics Torch past St. Mary Magdalen

  1. one good thing, my brother jim was 4 years before us. so he is really an old fart now!

  2. Hi dearest Thomas!! How often I have thought of you in my prayers. Yes–this is the same family–and we are genuinely fortunate to have a man with a Dominican Sister’s, shall we call it “GRASP”—or it’s real name, “Fear of God in light of parents’ getting a call at home”–for our new Police Chief. This is not about religion, but discipline. love you near and dear Thomas–and best to your wonderful family–for all generations!

  3. you knowit mary. we have the best in the area. iwas at mary magdalen at the same time to. so, that makes us old farts now?

  4. I am so glad we have the BPD we do. Dan Fitzgerald was a really good pick for chief. If I’m not mistaken, his family and my family were at St. Mary Magdalen at the same time when we were kids. Also, I hope 40 South keeps us up on the Special Olympics! I had the honor many years ago of organizing the first special needs games–(they weren’t S.O.) for children of GB. If you could see what it means for a sp. needs child to successfully compete–well it is quite an experience.