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August 21, 2013

Former J’ville police officer brings home medals from world games

JACKSONVILLE — Former Jacksonville Police Department patrol officer David Tosh took home silver and bronze medals in weight lifting recently, while competing in the World Police and Fire Games Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Tosh, 41, currently a Travis County Sheriff's Department detective, competed with the U.S. team in several track and field events as well, according to a news release.

Tosh competes annually in the Texas State Police Olympics and consistently wins medals in several events — specifically, back-to-back gold medals in the 400M sprint, the release states.

The detective also has played cornerback for the Central Texas Wolf Pack Public Safety football team. It competes with other public safety teams nationwide.  

Held every two years, the World Police and Fire Games bring emergency services workers together for "friendly competition" and a chance to network and experience the camaraderie of 7,000 officers and firefighters from around the world.

Tosh spent eight months on the Jacksonville Police Force, working here between July 2001 and February 2002, according to the Texas Commission On Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, He has been a peace officer a total of 14 years and three months, the document shows.

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