NORTH RICHLAND HILLS _ A veteran police officer who has competed for more than 17 years took gold in the Texas pentathlon during the Texas Police Games held last month in Austin.
A second officer also took two silver medals in two bicycle events.
The officers won their medals in athletic competitions with other officers from all over the state as well as from New Mexico, Arizona and California. An estimated 1,900 officers participated in the three day event.
Officer Tom Cleveland grabbed the top honor in the pentathlon, a five event contest that included a 1500 meter run, a 40 yard run where a competitor drags a 180 pound dummy, 100 meter dash, pull ups and a 400 meter police bicycle sprint.
Officer John Harding took two silver medals competing in a 32 mile road race and a 10K time trial.
_ Domingo Ramirez Jr.