Max will always be remembered for his incredible spirit, energy and enthusiasm for the VA Torch Run. Max’s Torch Run history began 25+ years ago and he could always be seen on the leg from Virginia Beach to Richmond, running with the officers or cheering them on. One of his highest honors was carrying the Flame Of Hope into the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 International Torch Run Conference here in Virginia. He has also presented the Torch at many SOVA events with pride.
Max was the 2000 Special Olympics Virginia Athlete of the year. Inducted into the Virginia Torch Run Hall of Fame in 2007 and awarded the Law Enforcement Torch Run International Executive Council Athlete Award in 2013. During his acceptance speech at the international conference in again exclaimed “I am a Torch Runner!”
Max was, and his spirit will remain, a VA LETR Torch Runner.