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MDWFP conservation officers place in annual LawFit Challenge

MDWFP conservation officers deemed "fittest in the nation"n at 17th annual LawFit Challenge. Source: Facebook MDWFP conservation officers deemed "fittest in the nation"n at 17th annual LawFit Challenge. Source: Facebook
SOUTHAVEN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Conservation officers from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks claimed the title of “Fittest in the Nation” as they took the top spot at the 17th annual National LawFit Challenge held this past weekend.

The team consisted of Private Derrick Scott, Corporal Justin Gates, Private Cody Barber, Private Cody Corso, Private Tamarrius Good, Lieutenant Ricky Barry, Lieutenant Marcus Christon and Private Karri Fulton.

Over 150 law enforcement officers from around the country competed in this year’s challenge, testing officers in six different events: bench press, 1.5-mile run, sit-ups, flexibility, pull-ups and a suspect pursuit course.

The officers from MDWFP placed in the following events:

·         1st place bench press – Corp. Justin Gates

·         1st place 1.5-mile run – Pvt. Derrick Scott

·         1st place pull-ups – Lt. Marcus Christon 

·         1st place suspect pursuit course – Pvt. Derrick Scott 

·         1st overall male – Pvt. Derrick Scott 397

·         2nd overall male – Lt. Marcus Christon 395

·         3rd overall male – Corp. Justin Gates 390

·         1st place Mixed pairs division – Pvt. Derrick Scott, Pvt. Karri Fulton 

·         1st place overall 4 man team – Pvt. Derrick Scott, Lt. Marcus Christon, Corp. Justin Gates, and Pvt. Cody Barber

“Our officers are the best of the best and this weekend’s competition shows that," said Colonel Steve Adcock. "I am extremely proud of all six of these officers who represented themselves and their agency in such a positive light. Job well done."

For more information regarding conservation in Mississippi visit www.mdwfp.com or call 601-432-2200. You can also follow MDWFP on Facebook and Twitter.

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