ISP Detective Brostmeyer a 'Guardian of the Flame'
December 6, 2017
Before competition begins at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle next July, an elite group of individuals will serve as the "Guardians of the Flame" and escort the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on a journey across Washington state. Idaho State Police Detective Michelle Brostmeyer of Coeur d'Alene is among those who will make up the prestigious "Final Leg" team for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.

Since the first Special Olympics USA Games in 2006, members of law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes from across the United States have carried the Flame of Hope in the LETR Final Leg to usher the start of the national competition.

From June 27 through July 1, the LETR Final Leg team will conduct multiple runs and ceremonies in cities, towns and communities across Washington State to raise awareness for Special Olympics and generate excitement for the 2018 USA Games.

The 2018 LETR Final Leg culminates on July 1 when the team escorts the Flame of Hope into the Opening Ceremony at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Detective Brostmeyer has been with ISP since August, 2012. She started off as a Trooper and was promoted to Detectives in District One in January 2017. She is also part of the ISP Honor Guard Team. This will be Detective Brostmeyer's first year working with the Special Olympics.

"I am excited and honored to be representing the Idaho State Police as a Logistics Leader for the final leg in 2018!" she said.

"The Idaho State Police has proudly and consistently supported the Special Olympics program, and we look forward to seeing Detective Brostmeyer's contribution to this outstanding athletic event on behalf of the citizens of Idaho and ISP," said Colonel Kedrick Wills, Idaho State Police director.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the Special Olympics movement's largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle in the world. In 2016, law enforcement volunteers raised $56.6 million for Special Olympics programs around the world and eclipsed $675 million since the inception of the LETR in 1981.

For more information on the LETR Final Leg team, please visit The schedule of events and ceremonies for the 2018 USA Games LETR Final Leg will be announced in Spring 2018.

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle July 1-6, 2018.

More than 4,000 participants representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, along with the support of tens of thousands of volunteers and spectators, will compete in 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports. For more information on the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, please visit