Two local Smiths Falls Police Officers travelled out to the World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles last week and came home with a number of medals.
Sgt. Jodi Empey and Cst. Brent Pellett competed in swimming and running events.
Empey won gold in four swimming event: the 50m fly, 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and the 100m relay in the over 40 years category.
Pellett won silver in both the half marathon and half marathon relay in the over 40 heavy weight division.
This was not their first time involved with the World Games. Both officers first competed in New York City in 2011. Pellett participated in the games in Fairfax, VA, in 2013 and both officers went to Belfast, Ireland in 2015.
The games are held every two years in different parts of the world. Athletes, who must be either full time police officers or firefighters, come from all over the world to participate in a number of different games and events.
Both Empey and Pellett are thankful for the financial support from the Smiths Falls Police Association and the support from the Smiths Falls Police Services Board for allowing them to represent the service and their community.
“We are very proud of the accomplishments of these two officers. They have represented our service and our community very well,” said Chief Mark MacGillivray.