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September 20, 2018

Fulton Man Competes At World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax, Va.


FULTON, NY – Fulton resident John McEachen competed at the World Police and Fire Games, which were held in Fairfax, Va., from June 29 to July 5.

McEachen is a Border Patrol Agent at the Oswego Station.

John McEachen

John McEachen

He placed third and won a bronze medal in the men’s 40-49 lightweight division in Taekwondo, placed fourth in the 400m finals with a time of 58.3, placed fifth in the 200m finals with a time of 26.5, and placed third and won a bronze medal in the 800m with a time of 2:19, all in the men’s 45-49 division.

He and his wife, Kimberly, have lived in Fulton since December 2000 and now have two children, Adelaide, 8, and Richard, 2.

McEachen trains in Taekwondo at Taekwondo America in Oswego and is a member of the Syracuse Chargers Track Club.

In 1985, the World Police & Fire Games Federation, a non-profit organization, run by the Californian Police Athletics Federation, established the World Police & Fire Games.

John W. McEachen on the podium accepting the bronze medal in Taekwondo

John W. McEachen on the podium accepting the bronze medal in Taekwondo

Today, the World Police & Fire Games are a spectacular international sporting event, offering police officers, firefighters, customs and correction officers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their athletic excellence in over 65 sporting events.

Held biennially, the World Police & Fire Games will be held in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA in 2015, Montreal, Canada in 2017 and Chengdu, China in 2019. The size and scope of the games continues to grow, with both the attendance and number of participating countries steadily increasing. The international community eagerly bids for the rights and opportunity to hold this exciting event.

John W. McEachen on the podium accepting the bronze medal in the 800m

John W. McEachen on the podium accepting the bronze medal in the 800m

Previous hosts have included:

1995 – Melbourne, Australia
1999 – Stockholm, Sweden
2003 – Barcelona, Spain
2013 – Belfast, Northern Ireland

For more information and full results visit www.Fairfax2015.com

 

 

John W. McEachen  in his match with a Brazilian fighter.

John W. McEachen in his match with a Brazilian fighter.

 

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