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