• 'We all won the gold': GRPD detective returns from World Police & Fire Games

    9 days ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A detective with the Grand Rapids Police Department is back home after competing in the World Police and Fire Games in Rotterdam, and he didn't return empty-handed.
    Detective James Vakertzis won a gold medal in this year's competition.
    Detective Vakertzis on the winners stand at the World Police and Fire games in the Netherlands. Detective Vakertzis pictured with his wife and daughters who attended the competition with him.
    "It's not just about me, it's about the city of Grand Rapids," he said.
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