Four local correctional officers brought home medals in horseshoe competitions held at the United States Police and Fire Championships in San Diego this past week.
The Madera pitchers, all local members of the Big Valley Horeshoe League of Madera, garnered an impressive tally of seven medals, collectively.
Brothers Eric and Jason Longcor won a bronze medal in B-Division doubles action while Eric also brought home a bronze medal in A-Division singles competition. In the C-Division, Danny Aguirre scored a pair of silver medals in both singles and doubles play. Harlen Rippetoe and partner Rick Brown, a San Rafael fireman, also battled to win silver medals during the two-day event.
The Unites States Police and Fire Championships, formerly known as the Western States Police and Fire Games, started in 1967 as the California Police Olympics, featuring multi-sport competition amongst law enforcement and fire officials. The games continued to expand, and the first World Police and Fire Games were held in 1985...