ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Date: August 16, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) congratulates Supervising Investigator Damon Tucker on competing in the 2017 World Police & Fire Games (World Games), which concludes today. Tucker won eight medals in nine swimming events in his age category, including second place in the men’s 200 meter freestyle, 200 meter medley relay, 200 meter mixed medley relay, and the men’s 200 meter freestyle relay, plus third place in the men’s individual 50 meter freestyle, 100 meter freestyle, 100 meter backstroke and 200 meter mixed freestyle relay events.
The World 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 Los Angeles from Aug. 7, 2017, to Aug. 16, 2017. The concept originated from the California Police Olympics that took place in 1967. From there, it grew into a global event that occurs biennially 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; Belfast, Ireland, and Fairfax, VA.
Tucker trains for the events at CSULB and with the Riptide Masters Swim team. Tucker has also competed in the annual Baker to Vegas race for the past 23 years.
“At the OCDA, we have several exceptional athletes that highlight the importance of staying active and healthy,” said District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. “Mr. Tucker leads by that example and I applaud him for winning eight medals with such challenging competition. I also congratulate all those in law enforcement from around the world that competed alongside him.”
“I am proud to represent the District Attorney’s Office in my 20th year of competition at the World Police & Fire Games,” said Tucker.
The next World Police and Fire Games will be held in Chengdu, China in 2019.
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TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff
Michelle Van Der Linden,Spokesperson