Ascension Parish police officers carry the “Flame of Hope” for Special Olympics Louisiana down Hwy. 44 Thursday. The Ascension leg of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run started at I-10 at Hwy. 44 and ended at US 61 at Hwy. 44. Law enforcement officers from the Ascension Parish Sheriff and Gonzales Police departments and the Gonzales Fire Department will be participating at the Special Olympics Louisiana and the upcoming State Summer Games.