End of Watch for Police Officer Artie Lopez

Skill: 2 rounds for not for time

  • 10 OHS with unloaded barbell or PVC pipe
  • 10 Ring Rows (24″/20″)
  • 10 Rind Dips
  • 5 C2B Pull Ups (Work the butterfly)

BBW: Bench Press 6 x 6 @ 70%

Police Officer Artie Lopez was a great friend and our first member of CrossFit Lighthouse. He died in the line of duty on October 23, 2012. His favorite WOD , so in honor of Artie giving the ultimate sacrifice we honor him yearly by doing the benchmark wod “Fran”

Police Officer Arthur Lopez was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of 241st Street and Jamaica Avenue.

Officer Lopez and his partner observed a vehicle they believed had been involved in the hit-and-run accident near the border of Nassau County and New York City. The officers followed the vehicle into Queens, where they conducted a vehicle stop. The subject opened fire on the officers after they approached and exchanged words. Officer Lopez, who was not wearing a vest, was struck in the chest. The subject then fled in his vehicle. He abandoned his vehicle and carjacked a citizen, fatally shooting the driver.

Officer Lopez was transported to North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject was arrested several hours later and was suffering two self-inflicted gunshot wounds. He was identified as a former convict who had served four years for attempted murder. He was subsequently arrested, charged and convicted with two counts of first-degree murder for murdering Officer Lopez and the civilian. He was subsequently sentenced to life without parole. A second subject was arrested and charged in connection with providing the subject with the firearm used to commit the murders.

Officer Lopez had served with the Nassau County Police Department for eight years and was assigned to the Emergency Services Unit.

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“Fran”

21, 15, 9 reps of:

  • Thrusters (95/65)
  • Pull Ups

Testimonials

*Well, maybe its an addiction. Almost four months ago, July 1st to be exact, I decided to get my health back in order and get myself into better shape. I joined an intense (extreme?) workout regiment called CrossFit. For those that have spoken/seen me in that last few months, they know I cannot shut up about it. Well, one of the guys in my "Box" wrote an interesting piece on his website regarding his first 3 months as a CrossFit member. His articulate article puts everything I feel/experienced about CrossFit in one piece. If you have time and/or are thinking of getting back into shape, or if you are physically fit and are looking for a new physical challenge, I highly suggest you read the article.

November 1st will be my 120th day as a CrossFit member. To date, I am just shy of losing 30lbs. The weight loss, however, doesn't tell the whole story. The amount of lean muscle mass put on has been equally impressive. I hope to hit my goal by next week.

Miguel

PS. My wife joined as well for moral support & in the process has gotten hooked too.*

Miguel Torres - Addiction vs. Obsession *Results will vary on each individual*,

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