From August 8 to 13, members of the LVPPA — including Sergeant Trey Gethoefer and Officers Josh Garber, Tony Kvam, Joel Blasko, Chris Tate and Dhabi Lewis — competed in the ice hockey division at the 2017 World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles.
The team consisted of police and firefighters from the Las Vegas valley. Playing against teams from Canada, Iceland, Arizona and California, they went 7–0 to win the gold medal. Their 6–1 victory over Canada’s finest, composed of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers, marked the second time the team has gone to the gold medal game; they fell short in 2015 Fairfax World Police and Fire Games, taking home the silver medal.
This is the first gold medal for a Las Vegas team in the ice hockey division. Congratulations to all the players!