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Features May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2
   

Police Pursuit

 
     

When UCSD Police Corporal Michael Williams isn’t patrolling campus, he’s chasing the gold. In the October 2007 Western States Police and Fire Games in Mesa, Ariz., Williams captured three gold medals and a silver in the men’s street-cycling competition. He will now represent the University at the World Police and Fire Department Games in two years in Ontario, British Columbia. The recent addition to the UCSD Police Department won first place in the four-day, 77-mile cycling race at the Games, ahead of hundreds of competitors from police and fire departments from Texas and all points West.

“It felt really good to compete for UCSD,” Williams says. “We are a small department—we only have 35 police officers. It’s probably the smallest department in the competition.”

Williams started racing seven years ago to get back into shape, and trains 10 to 15 hours a week around campus. He competed for the first time in the Police and Fire Games, the World’s third largest amateur sporting event, only a year ago.

Contributors to Making Waves: Mario Aguilera, '89, Rex Graham, Raymond Hardie, Robert Monroe, Neda Oreizy, '08, Doug Ramsey

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