Dalton To Host Police And Fire Games Next Week

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Police officers and firefighters from agencies across Georgia will be coming to Dalton next week for the 2012 Georgia Police and Fire Games.  The games will take place around Dalton and Whitfield County starting on Monday and ending Saturday. Admission to the various games is free and members of the public are invited to come cheer on officers and firefighters at the events.

Police officers and firefighters will compete as individuals or in teams in various events such as softball, golf, basketball, cycling, a 5K race and others.  There are also “toughest cop” and “toughest firefighter” competitions which will consist of obstacle courses designed with different law enforcement or firefighting activities.

Events are being coordinated by the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Dalton Parks and Recreation Department, and also representatives from the Dalton Police and Fire Departments.  Last year, the event brought more than 400 officers and firefighters to Dalton over the course of the event.  This is the second year that Dalton has hosted the games. 

For more information on the event, including a schedule of events and their locations, visit www.gapoliceandfiregames.com


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