TPD officer medals in World Police and Fire Games in Ireland

Rikki Mitchell

TPD officer medals in World Police and Fire Games in Ireland

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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