JACKSON - Conservation Officers from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Park (MDWFP) claimed the title of “Fittest in the Nation” as they took the top spot at the 16th annual National LawFit Challenge held this past weekend in Pearl, MS. Over 135 law enforcement officers from around the country competed in this year’s event which tests officers in 6 different events: bench press, 1.5 mile run, sit-ups, flexibility, pull-ups, and a suspect pursuit course.
The 2017 MDWFP LawFit team consisted of the following officers: Capt Chris Reed, Lt Marcus Christon, SGM Ron McMillan, Cpl Justin Gates, Pvt Derrick Scott, and Pvt Tamarrius Good. All six MDWFP officers placed in the top 16 overall with Scott, Christon, and Gates finishing first, second, and third respectively.
The following records were broken by Team MDWFP:
“Our officers are the best of the best and this weekend’s competition shows that. I am extremely proud of all 6 of these officers who represented themselves and their agency in such a positive light. Job well done” states Colonel Steve Adcock.
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