Community Involvement, Sports

CDCR staff win medals during US Police and Fire Games

Someone riding a motorcycle in the dirt.
Sergeant David Mason rides in the Motocross event, earning a gold medal.

By Lt. Karla Graves

Los Angeles County prison sergeant takes two gold

Man toasts with glass while wearing two medals.
Sgt. David Mason celebrates his win.

Congratulations to Sgt. David Mason of the California State Prison, Los Angeles County, who took home two gold medals during the 2019 US Police and Fire Championships.

He won his medal sin the Motocross Men’s Grand Prix, 60+ Expert Class, and Motocross Men’s 60+  Expert Class. The races were held at the Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino.

The first day consisted of two 20-minute motocross races.

The second day consisted of a Gran Prix hour-long race on a 9-mile track using the whole park.

Softball team earns silver

Team Sting took home a silver medal in the open division for softball at the California Police Olympics in San Diego, the second year in a row for such a feat.

The team comprises players from multiple state agencies. CDCR’S team members hail from CSP-Los Angeles County, California Rehabilitation Center; California Institution for Women and the Office of Internal Affairs.

The team won for the open division of Men’s Softball.

The United States Police and Fire Championships took place June 22-29, in San Diego with 4,000 competitors in 55 sports.

People wear matching shirts with medals around their necks.
In the front row, beginning second from the left, are Sergeant Ruben “Bobby” Rosas form California State Prison-Los Angeles County (LAC) and Officer Alberto Gomez from California Rehabilitation Center (CRC). In the back, beginning second from the left, are Officer Nicolas Casanova from LAC, Officer Daniel Esparza from LAC and Lieutenant Gary Marshall from California Institute for Women (CIW). At the far right in the back row is Special Agent Elder Alvarez from the Office of Internal Affairs in Rancho Cucamonga.