|OFFICER KD WILSON|
"Greensboro police officer KD Wilson earned two gold medals and set some personal best records at the United States Police and Fire Championships in San Diego, June 27th – July 1st.
This is the second year that Wilson, a four year veteran with the Greensboro Police Department, has competed in the sporting events. “One of my reasons for competing is to hopefully encourage and inspire officers not to give up on their dreams and aspirations.” said Wilson. “It is also my hope that officers would build healthy habits and stay active no matter where they are starting from in their fitness goals.”
The only police athlete from North Carolina, Wilson earned gold medals in the long jump with a distance of 20’ 4.25”, and triple jump with a distance of 40’ 5.25”. “I couldn’t believe my score in the triple jump,” said Wilson. “I hit the mark and began the jump with opposite foot I’ve been training with.”
Wilson also participated in the international triathlon, consisting of a 1,000 meter swim in the Pacific Ocean, an 18 mile bicycle ride, and a 10 kilometer run. He finished fourth among all police and fire competitors crossing the finish line in 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Wilson’s scores in all three events were personal bests.
The Central Division bicycle officer is continuing to train for the 2015 World Police and Fire Games that will be held in Fairfax, Va. next June. He will join more than 12,000 athletes representing 70 countries. He hopes to not only to win – but also to break national and world records.
“I’m always honored to represent the Greensboro Police Department in these events,” said Wilson. “The level of skill the police officer and firefighters bring to the competition is pretty amazing. But the camaraderie among the first responders is what’s most remarkable about the games.”
Two videos of Wilson competing at the games are on GPD’s Facebook site."
A Press Release