The Tucson Police Officer's Association would like to congratulate Vince Valenzuela for his wins in the 1500m and 5000m races at the U.S. Police and Fire Championships. Vince had the fastest time of every competitor for these events across all age categories. His time for the 1500 meters on Friday was 4:29. On Saturday, when he completed the 5000 meters in 16:40.
The U.S. Police and Fire Championships were held in San Diego. But this isn't Vince's first race. He's been competitively running for about 15 years now. In August 2011, TPOA helped sponsor him for the World Police and Fire Games in New York. There, Vince finished 3rd in his age group in the 5000 meter race.
Vince has been with the Tucson Police Department for five years, and has been a member of the TPOA that whole time. He is also a member of the TPD Running Club. He will be part of that team's effort in the upcoming Tucson Marathon relay.