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TPD officer medals in World Police and Fire Games in Ireland

TPD officer medals in World Police and Fire Games in Ireland

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Aug 6, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - An officer with the Tucson Police Department represented Tucson in the World Police and Fire Games in Ireland this year, earning two medals.

Vince Valenzuela posted his fastest 5K time in 8 years to earn a bronze medal in Belfast, Ireland. He was there to represent TPD, the Tucson Police Officer's Association and the TPD Running Club.

Thirty minutes after earning a bronze medal, he finished 5th in the 1500 meter race.

On Tuesday, he competed a third time in the cross country 5K and took home a silver medal.

Valenzuela is 32-years-old and has been with the Tucson Police Department for six years.

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.