“Two years ago I was assigned to this community event to help keep everyone safe. I spoke to some of the competitors and they encouraged me to compete. I trained for it, and this year I decided to go for it. I felt very humbled that everyone involved was so supportive and happy to see a police officer competing,” said Police Officer Erickson Zamora.
Precinct Community Affairs officers, Detective Sacha Pierre-Lewis and Police Officer Zakee Smith attended to cheer on their fellow colleague and to connect with the community. Some of the competitors wanted Police Officer Smith to do a few pull-ups with them, and he obliged (even though he was in uniform).
“It was very hot and I was in uniform, but they asked me to do a few, so I gave them five pull-ups. Physical fitness is important, it’s something you have to keep up with, so I did not mind doing it,” said Police Officer Zakee Smith.