Multiple agencies come together to cross fit for North State fallen heroes

REDDING, Calif. - An inaugural event called “Never Forgotten” games kicked off on Saturday in Redding, a way to honor fallen North State law enforcement officers.

Posted: May 6, 2018 3:09 PM
Updated: May 6, 2018 3:10 PM

REDDING, Calif. - An inaugural event called “Never Forgotten” games kicked off on Saturday in Redding, a way to honor fallen North State law enforcement officers.

Working out takes a lot of discipline and heart.

But when your workout aims at honoring law enforcement officials that lost their lives on the line of duty, everything is left on the field.

“When you do the workouts you try to feel what the officers felt, it’s an honor,” said Jack Ditty, an officer from the Chico Police Department.

Police officers, Cal Fire and cross fit trainees from all over the North State came together to pump out their support for the event to honor and remember the five North State law officials who were killed in the line of duty.

Those officers include David Mobilio, from Red Bluff police, Lieutenant John Helmick from California Highway Patrol and Butte County deputies Randal Jennings, Bill Hunter and Larry Estes.

The games were made up of five “hero” workouts – designed to represent the fallen officials, exercises symbolizing special numbers to each honoree.

Including how old they were when they were killed and how many years they were on the force.

But despite how many burpees or pull-ups each competitor had to do, their hearts were in it for the fallen law enforcement officials.
Something these families will never forget.

“I went up to one of the judges and once some of the competitors found out I was a family member they stopped what they were doing just to come up. And I can see it in their eyes and see it in their hearts that they weren't here for cross fit that they were here to honor those officers. And that means everything to the families,” said Brian Estes, the son of fallen deputy Larry Estes.

For a link of "Never Forgotten" click here.

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