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Courtesy of CrossFit.com:
"Tonkin is a swimmer and in amazing physical shape so it was lucky that he was there," McKeon said.
The above quote was stated in October just after Suffolk County Police Officer Tim Tonkin rescued an unconscious man from a submerged vehicle.
Part of the CrossFit philosophy is to consider law enforcement officers as athletes. The article below reports on the details of the rescue. Had officers arrived at the scene of the sinking car not been in "amazing physical shape" and a "swimmer" it's highly likely the driver would have drowned.
Just as a pro athlete MUST be in amazing physical shape we believe police officers should be as well. There will be times when a cop has to perform a "world class athletic event" in order to save a citizen, a fellow cop or himself. Performing well or failing will be determined by mind set and physical conditioning. Mind set and physical conditioning will be determined by how officers train and whether they consider themselves "tactical athletes".
Officer Tonkin returned to work shortly after the rescue detailed below and was part of a rescue of a 70 year old man in a burning house.
For cops it's often the clock and the adverse environment that is the enemy. Not unlike a CrossFit workout. The difference of course is that too slow or too weak while pulling a man from a sinking car or burning house means drowning or burning to death–two things we don't recommend.
Thanks for your service Officer Tonkin!