POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 27 PANS in the community Two Truro police officers tested their skills in one of the largest athletic competitions in the world. Cpl. Robert Hunka and Const. Justin Russell are the first Truro officers to compete in the World Police and Fire Games held in Los Angeles, August 7-16, 2017. “This is considered the second-biggest sporting event, after the Olympics,” said Hunka. “We were fortunate to register and be accepted to participate. About 10,000 people take part.” The games include sports found in many other athletic events, as well as things like submission grappling and pistol and rifle competition. Only full-time law enforcement officers and firefighters are eligible to compete. Hunka and Russell, who are friends and owners of Crossfit Bluenose, both took part in crossfit. Hunka said he was first drawn to crossfit while attending police academy. “It includes weightlifting, gymnastics and metabolic conditioning,”he said. “The format relates closely to what we do in law enforcement. It prepares us for our job. If we’re more fit it’s safer at work for ourselves, our co-workers and the public. “During my first physical altercation as a police officer I recognized the importance of being physically andmentally fit.” Russell said he liked crossfit the first time he tried it. He finds it gives him a chance to be an athlete, be competitive and improve his health. Competition is just a small part of the draw the games have for the men though. “There’s such camaraderie between police and firefighters worldwide,” added Hunka. “It will be nice to interact with other police from around the world. The games are like a theme park for police involved with fitness.” Originally published on Aug 11, 2017, by Lynn Curwin, Truro Daily News Truro officers head to L.A. competition Robert Hunka, left, and Justin Russell are the first Truro Police officers to compete in theWorld Police and Fire Games. Both will compete in crossfit at the games, being held in Los Angeles. ‘Constable Catherine Campbell Kids Awareness Day’ held in Truro Catherine Campbell’s parents were happy to be involved with an event named in honour of their daughter, and they’re looking forward to seeing children enjoying themselves. The ‘Constable Catherine Campbell Kids Awareness Day’ was held in front of the Truro Police Station with games, touch-atruck, draws for bicycle helmets, a barbecue and a visit from Police Dog Onyx. “We’re excited about it and proud to be involved,” said Susan Campbell, Catherine’s mother. “We think this is something Catherine would have liked.” The event ran from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Originally published on May 18, 2017, by Lynn Curwin, Truro Daily News Some of those involved in planning the ‘Constable Catherine Campbell Kids Awareness Day’ hold the banner up in front of the Truro Police Station. From left to right are Dwight Campbell, Susan Campbell, Sgt Rick Hickox, Debbie Reid, Erin Adams and Deputy Chief Jim Flemming. RESULTS: 2017World Police - CrossFit - Mens - 18-29 Cpl Robert Hunka – 2nd Const Justin Russell – 8th