Police Officers Participate In Community “Pull-Up Park Jam”

Police officers from the 77 Precinct in Brooklyn recently participated in “Pull-up Park Jam,” a community organized physical fitness event held at Lincoln Terrace Park in Crown Heights. The event took place on Saturday, August 20, and had over 50 participants competing across four weight classes and multiple divisions. Community members who competed did a circuit of five exercises, pull-ups, push-ups, squats, dips and sit-ups, trying to get as many repetitions as possible in two minutes. This was the third year that the 77 Precinct has been involved in the event. Their representative this year was Police Officer Erickson Zamora.

“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.

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77 Precinct Commanding Officer, Inspector Lott, with a Pull Up Competitor