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News.bytes Extra, issue 484

El Centro BLM gets muddy for Law Enforcement Week

Law enforcement and park rangers from the BLM’s El Centro Field Office participated in a mud run benefiting local law enforcement and families in celebration of National Police Week.
These Rangers, along with 100 others, ran, climbed, crawled, and sludged their way over, under, and through the obstacle course.  The course was more than two miles of mud-covered terrain.  The US Border Patrol – El Centro Sector designed the course and facilitated the event.  The route included obstacles such as hay bales, fences and walls, hills, and numerous mud pits.  (text continues below)

a man and woman covered in mud climb out of a mud pit onto a dirt pile
Good, dirty fun.  El Centro park rangers race through the obstacle course.
a woman covered in mud climbs a dirt hill

“It is important to help support our partnering agencies.  The Border Patrol helps out the BLM during our busy winter OHV season, and we want to show our support for them.”  said Brian Puckett, BLM park ranger-paramedic.

The US Border Patrol regularly assists El Centro BLM with medical aids and law enforcement activities during the winter OHV season in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area.

All proceeds from the run went to benefit the Imperial Valley Law Enforcement Memorial. 

- Brian Puckett, park ranger, BLM El Centro Field Office, 6/6/11

 BLM-California News.bytes, issue 484
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Last updated: 06-08-2011