June 21, 2024

Cordillera’s Staff Sergeant Miguel Carranza made the country proud anew when he won a gold and a bronze medal in the recently held World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) in Winnipeg, Canada.

In his second WPFG outing, Carranza clinched the gold medal in the individual 10-kilometer cross country event, edging out other highly competitive runners from other countries.

ULTRA-RUNNER COP — Staff Sergeant Miguel Carranza of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Cordillera proudly displayed the country’s flag during awarding rites in the World Police & Fire Games 2023 in Winnipeg, Canada, where he won a gold medal in the 10-kilometer cross country and a bronze medal in the 10,000-meter track and field. — Contributed photo

Earlier, Carranza also won the bronze medal in the 10,000-meter track and field event.

Carranza’s unit, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Cordillera, has extended its commendation to the ultra-runner cop, who is a perennial winner in long distance races in the past.

In the 2022 WPFG held in Rotterland, The Netherlands, Carranza won a silver medal in the individual 10-km. cross-country event.

He also partnered with two foreign police officers as their team won a gold me-dal in cross-country mixed event.

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 every two years.

This year, the WPFG drew close to 9,000 participants who work in the police, fire, customs, and corrections departments around the world who participated in 60 sports events. –  Harley F. Palangchao