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St. Joseph County, Mich., Sheriff’s sergeant wins at U.S. Police and Fire Championships

Sergeant Brian Stears won three gold medals and two silver medals.
Posted on July 5, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 5, 2013 at 9:57 a.m.

Sergeant Brian Stears of the St. Joseph County, Mich., Sheriff’s Department recently won three gold medals and two silver medals at the U.S. Police and Fire Championships.

Stears won a gold medal in his age group for the 100 and 200 meter dashes and the 1500 meter run, according to a press release from St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk. He also won a silver medal in the 800 meter run. Stears teamed up with a U.S. Air Marshall, a North Las Vegas fireman and a Santa Ana, Calif., police officer for a 4 x 100 meter relay. Their team won a silver medal.

The U.S. Police and Fire Championships is an Olympic-style event.

Stears trained for the event by competing in the USA Track and Field’s Masters program. He is a former all-state track performer for the Constantine, Mich., Falcon track team, according to the press release. He is currently a member of the Kalamazoo, Mich., Area Runners Club.


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