South Pasadena Police Detective Richard Lee came home with four gold medals and a bronze at the 2018 United States Police and Fire Championship Games in San Diego.
Lee competed in the pistol competition and established a new record high in his division in the Men’s Service Gun category.
Thousands of police officers and firefighters from around the nation converged in San Diego recently for the annual event. The Olympic-style competition features athletes representing law enforcement and firefighters from across the country. They compete in more than 50 different sports in 35 venues throughout San Diego County.
In addition to the individual competitions, Lee partnered with Pasadena Police Officer Nicholas Cheung to form a two-man shooting team. The two officers trained together since March to prepare for the competition and were rewarded by winning the gold medal in their division in the Service Gun Two-Person Team event.
Winning the gold in the team event helps strengthen relationships between both departments as well as the camaraderie between officers.