June 17, 2024

Cordillera’s ultra-runner cop, S/Sgt.  Miguel Carranza, will see action in the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) 2023 in Winnipeg, Canada on July 28 to Aug. 6.

Carranza, who is currently assigned with the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Cordillera, is set to compete in cross-country individual and mixed team events.

BOUND FOR WPFG 2023 — S/Sgt. Miguel Carranza of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Cordillera, who is also representing the Police Regional Office-Cordillera, will see action in the World Police and Fire Games 2023 in Winnipeg, Canada from July 28 to Aug. 16. He was recently awarded the “Strongman” and non-academic proficiency award in the Public Safety Junior Leadership Course 2023-01 “Mapalad” Class. — Contributed photo

A perennial winner and finisher in ultra-races held in the Cordillera, Carranza won a silver medal in the individual cross-country in the 2022 WPFG held in Rotterland, The Netherlands.

Carranza also partnered with two foreign police officers where their team won a gold medal in cross-country mixed event in the same tournament.

Weeks before the 2023 WPFG, Carranza has embarked on personal training while attending his Public Safety Junior Leadership Course training.

His impressive athletic background earned him the “Strongman” and non-academic proficiency award in the Public Safety Junior Leadership Course 2023-01 “Mapalad” Class.

“I’m excited to represent the PNP and the Philippines in the upcoming 2023 WPFG and with your support, we will try our best to bring home medals,” Carranza said after he finally secured his Canadian visa.

Last year, Baguio officials led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan handed over the resolution to Carranza for his victorious campaign in the WPFG, which is a biennial and an Olympic-style competition joined by active and retired police officers and firefighters worldwide.

“The outstanding performance of S/Sgt. Miguel Carranza portrayed unquestionable discipline and excellence through years of training and dedication that serves as an inspiration for the whole country and is worthy of emulation to the people of this country and to the city, especially the youth,” reads the resolution of commendation.

The WPFG usually draws 10,000 participants who work in the police, fire, customs, and corrections departments around the world who participated in 60 sports events. – Harley F. Palangchao