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Riding a police motorcycle is dangerous work, so practicing those skills regularly can be life saving for the officers.
Several members of the New Smyrna Beach Police Motors Unit took top honors in the Space Coast Police Motorcycle Safety Training and Trial October 12 in West Melbourne.
Motor Officer Josh Holloway took home several awards, including first place individual rider in the Harley-Davidson division, third place in the challenge ride and was named Mr. Rodeo as the overall top rider of the event.
Motor Officer Jason Reve was awarded with first place novice rider, while Investigator Chris Salomone took home third place in the Harley-Davidson division. In addition to all the trophies and plaques, the team effort earned the agency two laser speed measurement devices, a $5,000 value.
"Competitions such as these showcase the professionalism in our agency, while honing the skills of the riders," said Police Chief George Markert.
The event features riders from throughout the country and challenges them with individual and team courses, with the proceeds going to Families of the Shield.
During the weekend of Nov. 1, the New Smyrna Beach Police Department will defend its honor again as it hosts its seventh annual police motorcycle challenge event in the parking lot of Home Depot, 2359 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, visit www.nsbmotors.com.