Date: July 15, 2015
OCDA CONGRATULATES SUPERVISING INVESTIGATOR ON WINNING GOLD MEDALS AND SETTING TWO WORLD RECORDS IN EVENTS AT 2015 WORLD POLICE & FIRE GAMES
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) congratulates Supervising Investigator Damon Tucker on competing in the 2015 World Police & Fire Games, winning several medals, and setting two world records with his team. Tucker placed in six different swimming events in his age category, including first place in the men’s 200 medley relay and the men’s 200 freestyle relay, second place in the men’s individual 100 and 200 meter freestyle events, and third place in the men’s individual 50 and 100 meter backstroke events.
The World Police & Fire Games is an athletic event open to all active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. This year’s event was held in Fairfax County, Va. from June 30, 2015, to July 2, 2015. The concept originated from the California Police Olympics that took place in 1967. From there it grew into a universal event that occurs yearly in a new location. This program is meant to help peace officers and fire fighters promote the concept of physical fitness and sport in their communities.
Tucker is the Supervising Investigator for the OCDA Major Fraud Unit with expertise in tracking and capturing white-collar criminals. Tucker is also a tenured adjunct professor at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and lectures on identity theft and fraud. Since 1997, Tucker has participated in the World games in Calgary, Canada; Stockholm, Sweden; Indianapolis, Ind.; Barcelona, Spain; Quebec, Canada; Adelaide, Australia; Vancouver, Canada; New York City, NY; and Belfast, Ireland.
In this year’s games, Tucker and his teammates set a new world record with a time of 2.00.21 in the 200 meter medley relay and also set a new world record with a time of 1.46.21 in the 200 meter freestyle relay, both previously held by Tucker and his teammates from 2013 at Belfast, Ireland. Tucker trains for the events at CSULB and trains with the University of California, Irvine Masters Swim team. Tucker has also competed in the annual Baker to Vegas race the past 21 years.
“Here at the Office, we have many great athletes that set a good example to us all by staying active and healthy,” said District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. “Mr. Tucker leads by that example and I’d like to applaud him for taking it to the next level and winning six medals in such challenging competitions. I’d also like to congratulate all those in law enforcement that competed alongside Mr. Tucker.”
“I am proud to represent the District Attorney’s Office, it is always rewarding to see the office name in the final results,” said Tucker.