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Olive Branch officers prove they are fit to serve

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It started out as a room full of 118 cops. It started out as a room full of 118 cops.

(WMC-TV) - It started out as a room full of 118 cops.

Police officers from all over the U.S. are in Olive Branch this weekend with one thing in mind – staying in tip-top physical shape.

They are all part of the National Law Fit challenge.

"I just like to see my officers in shape. It means a lot to me because if they stay in shape, they stay alert, strong body, strong mind," said Major Houston Dorr with the MS Highway Patrol.

Officers quickly began their warm-ups Friday morning. Then, they hit the pavement.

"Today's a mile and a half. Sit ups, stretches, pull ups. Tomorrow is the obstacle course," said Maj. Dorr.

During the weekend, these officers will compete in six physical fitness events.

They are all here on their own time, in an effort to send a message of physical fitness.

Officers said they also have a fit to serve mentality.

"You have to be strong, have to have speed, have endurance, and have to be flexible," said Captain Thomas Tuggle with the MS Highway Patrol.

Every officer is equipped with a micro chip that keeps up with their times.

The winning officers get a cash prize at the end of the weekend.

For more information about the LawFit challenge, click here.

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