Sydney Barnes III first ran in the Law Enforcement Torch Run in 2001. Like so many in law enforcement and public safety, that first LETR participation was the gateway to years or decades of volunteering with the Special Olympics movement.

He annually ran in the Law Enforcement Torch Run. He was also the driving force behind often record-breaking LETR participation from the men and women of the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections.

Special Olympics New Hampshire called on Syd as the Law Enforcement representative to the USA Games in Iowa and New Jersey in 2006 and 2014, respectively.

For Barnes, the clock now ticks forward 20 years to July 5th, 2021, and his official retirement from the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections in Manchester. He calls it “the greatest correctional facility in this country.”

Lieutenant Barnes retires from the county after a career spanning 20 years and 6 months. Retiring from his involvement with Special Olympics New Hampshire is not on his retirement calendar though. “One thing I know is that I will always be involved with SONH no matter what I am doing.”

Thank you, Syd!