Local officers take on fitness challenge


Members of the Martha’s Vineyard Tactical Response Team will compete against other first responders throughout the Northeast in a fitness contest.

The 911 Fitness Challenge encourages military, EMS, law enforcement and firefighting personnel to improve their fitness levels. Each team is measured at the beginning of January and the end of April. The team that improves its fitness the most, measured by body fat, wins a $5,000 prize.

Registration fees for the contest benefit the Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals.

Members of the team are Jonathan Klaren and Sean Slavin of the Chilmark police department, James Craig of the Edgartown police department, Tim Williamson of the Oak Bluffs police department, and David Murphy of the Dukes County Sheriff’s Department.