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PCSO Explorer Post 1875 places in weekend competition

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Pinal County Sheriff's Office Explorers Post 1875 team and their awards (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Pinal County Sheriff's Office Explorers Post 1875 team and their awards (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
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PINAL COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pinal County is proud of their local Explorer club, after the group brings back multiple awards from the 2014 Chandler Police Explorers Competition.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 1875 team consisted of 15 participants that competed against 56 other teams in a three day competition.  The PCSO Explorers placed in the following events – first place in Multi-level assault; second place in High Risk Warrant; third place in Rapid Response; fourth place in Tactical Emergency Medical Support; fifth place in Vehicle Assault. 

Another accomplishment for four of the PCSO Explorers was their participation in the SWAT physical challenge, while they didn't place the team was one of only five to compete.  The SWAT team consisted of Lt. Matthew Santiago, Jared Riley, Jacob Copper and Daniel Villalobos.

The team was also awarded the Carlos Ledesma Team Spirit Trophy, for their high level of spirit, sportsmanship, and dedication during the three day competition. 

Congratulations go out to all 15 members of PCSO Explorer Post 1875 team – Explorer Sgt. Sebastian Arganis - Team Leader; Explorer Lt. Seth Swinton - Assistant Team Leader; Explorer Lt. Matthew Santiago; Explorer Sgt. David Horvath; Explorer Sgt. Jenny Riley; Explorer Sgt. Nicholas Versteeg; Explorer Sgt. Lori George; Explorer Sgt. Jacob Fakih; Explorer Sgt. Samuel Horn; Daniel Villalobos; Carlos Bermudez;  Xenia Hurtado; Onica Rice; Jacob Cooper; Jared Riley

"I continue to be very proud of our youth explorers.  They have shown great discipline and maturity in this law enforcement leadership program," stated Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.  "By investing our time, training and mentoring of our youth it shall prove valuable as they grow into leaders in our community."    

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