Rich Cranston, of Webster, is competing in the World Police and Fire Games through Aug. 13 as a member of Team USA’s indoor men’s volleyball team.
The games represent 12,000 professional public safety athletes from over 60 countries as they participate in more than 60 sporting events. It occurs every two years.
Team USA is competing in Los Angeles against countries including Russia and Brazil. Cranston previously competed in New York City in 2011 on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11; Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 2013; and Fairfax, Virginia, in 2015.
The 2019 games will take place in Chengdu, China.
Cranston previously served as a police officer for Monroe County, East Rochester and Brockport since 1999. He graduated from Webster Schroeder High School in 1996, where he first picked up the sport as a sophomore under coach Greg Kennedy. He earned Section V’s MVP award and All-county honor his senior year.
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