Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
Three KCSO Officers Win Big at World Police and Fire Games
Three officers with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office brought home medals after competing in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the World Police and Fire Games this month. Corrections Officer Heather Gardner, Detective Ellan Nauss, and Officer Frank Nauss represented the KCSO in the Games and brought home a total of 13 medals.
Detective Nauss won gold medals in the 100 freestyle and the 50 backstroke, silver medals in the 200 mix freestyle relay, the 200 freestyle medley relay, and the 50 freestyle, and a bronze medal in the 200 mix medley relay. Officer Gardner brought home silver medals in the 100 butterfly, the 200 medley relay, and the 200 freestyle relay. Officer Nauss won bronze medals in the 50 breaststroke and the 200 medley relay, and silver medals in the 100 meter breaststroke and the 200 freestyle relay.
The World Police and Fire Games, formed in 1983, are held every two years and are open to active and retired police, fire, prison, and border security officers. This year’s competition was held in Belfast, Ireland August 1-10 and boasted 67 countries participating in 56 sports. This is the second year Ellan and Frank Nauss have competed in the Games and Officer Gardner’s first year. All three are swimmers and paid for the trip and event through sponsors, donations, and personal funds. For more information regarding The World Police and Fire Games, please visit fairfax2015.com.