Members of the Antioch Police Department SWAT team participated and took first place in the 2018 SWAT Fitness Challenge! The event took place on June 26th at the Alameda Sheriff’s Training Center in Dublin. This event is an endurance race made up of four-person SWAT teams from across the state. Our team consisted of Lieutenant Desmond Bittner and Detectives Rick Hoffman, Casey Brogdon, and Tom Smith who competed against 25 other teams. This was our fifth time participating, having previously earned several third-place finishes until this year’s first place win. The event benefits the George Mark Children’s House which provides hospice care for terminally ill children. This year’s event raised over $100,000.
Other Benefit Events
On Saturday, June 23rd, the Relay for Life of the Delta kicked off at Los Medanos College. This grassroots, community-based fundraising event benefits the American Cancer Society in its fight against cancer. Members of the Antioch Police Department were present to support the cause. Antioch Police Detective Meghan Miller, a cancer survivor, was honored as a guest speaker for the event. This year’s event exceeded its $85,000 goal by raising over $100,000.