News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's OfficePosted: June 5, 2013, 3:10 p.m.
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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office motorcycle team takes top performance awards in Canada
[NOTE: Attached photos are of the Sheriff's Office competing in the previous year's competition -- taken from the North American Motor Officers Association webpage for 2012. Photo credit should go to NAMOA. ]
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office motorcycle team participated in the 2013 North American Motor Officer Conference -- winning 7 awards this year in several categories for riding performance.
This year, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit -- comprising our motorcycle deputies -- attended the North American Motor Officers Association Conference in Victoria, B.C. The conference provides training in motorcycle safety and traffic enforcement, bringing together experts and motor officers from across the United States and Canada.
The last day of the conference features a series of competitions testing motorcycle-riding proficiency under stress and time. Sheriff's Office motorcycle deputies took home 7 awards this year.
- 1st and 2nd place in BMW riding proficiency
- 1st and 3rd place in the BMW slow race
- 1st and 2nd place in BMW pairs barrels
- 2nd place in BMW solo barrels
"This goes to show how important a strong training program is, which is what we have," said Traffic Team Supervisor Sgt. John Naccarato. "I was proud of how hard everyone trained over the course of three days -- and it showed the day of competition."
Robert Wurpes, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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