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Bentley Police Department Joins Cruiser Convoy and Presents Medals for Special Olympics

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Bentley Police Department Joins Cruiser Convoy and Presents Medals for Special Olympics

The Bentley Police Department joined police departments from across the Commonwealth for the annual Massachusetts Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics cruiser convoy. 

This year, Bentley University Police Sergeant Donald Perault rode the department motorcycle in the convoy, which converged at the 2012 Special Olympics Massachusetts’ Summer Games at Harvard University on June 16.  

“Once we arrive at the gate we parade in around the field with just our emergency lights on and the applause and looks on the Olympians is one that stays with you for a long time,” Sgt. Perault says. “We parked our units and then are broken up into three groups where we will place the medals around the Olympians necks. It was an honor for me to place medals on four different Olympians.”

The cruiser convoy is the largest and most anticipated day event on the Torch Run calendar where hundreds of law enforcement officials arrive at the annual Special Olympics Summer Games. Bentley has participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for about four years.

“Events like these show the colors of the university,” Perault says. “At least three alumni came up to me and thanked me for representing Bentley.”

Photo Caption: Sgt. Donald Perault presenting a gold medal to a Special Olympian in the 4X25 swim meet.

Media Contact: 
Helen Henrichs, 781-891-2277, hhenrichs@bentley.edu

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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