RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to share that the Randolph Police Department recently raised $1,000 for the Sgt. Chesna Family Fund during the 2nd Annual Fitness Cup Challenge.
The Fitness Cup Challenge is part of a larger health and wellness initiative at the Randolph Police Department supported by Chief Pace. The 90 day challenge began in February and ended in April, and includes separate fitness and weight loss competitions. Many of the 37 members of the department competed in both the fitness and weight loss challenges.
The fitness test included a bench press, squat, one mile run and 500 meter row.
“This challenge gives us a concentrated period of time to really focus on health and fitness, which lays the groundwork to keep up healthy habits,” Chief Pace said. “In police work, fitness, health and wellness are all incredibly important, and I think prioritizing these values makes us a better department in the long run. We also had the opportunity to raise money through this initiative for Sgt. Chesna’s family, which is something we all felt strongly about and were happy to be able to do.”
Officer Trevor Clark won the fitness portion of the event and Sgt. Jason Fisher won the weight loss component of the competition.
The Fitness Cup Challenge was sponsored by Hanley Law Realty of Weymouth and Precision Fitness Equipment.
The Sgt. Chesna Family Fund was created by the Weymouth Police Department following the death of Sgt. Michael Chesna, who was killed in the line of duty in July 2018. The fund raises money for Sgt. Chesna’s family.