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Date: October 20, 2023

*** First Championship Win***

(Las Vegas, NV) On October 7, 2023, the Suffolk County Lawmen Softball Team won the 2023 Police Softball World Series Mid-Major Division held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sheriff Toulon congratulates the World Champions.

This multi-day, double elimination tournament featured 70 law enforcement teams from across the nation. The Suffolk Lawmen, a team made up of Correction Officers, Deputy Sheriffs, and Police Officers from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and the Suffolk County Police Department, battled to the winner’s bracket finals where they beat the Miami Metro Dawgs on a walk-off homerun, 23-22. Suffolk would again face the Miami Metro Dawgs in the tournament final.

In the final game of the series, Miami jumped out to an early lead, showing off their offense. Suffolk fought back throughout the game to take the lead in the top of the 7th and final inning. They were able to hold Miami scoreless in the bottom of the 7th to win the championship with a score of 25-24. This was the Suffolk County Lawmen’s 13th time competing in the Police Softball World Series and their first championship win.

The World Champion Suffolk County Lawmen in Las Vegas, NV.

Members of the Suffolk County Lawmen were recognized for their outstanding game play. Correction Officer Investigator John Gilliam was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, while Sergeant Jamie Torres and Correction Officer Alex Porcillo were named to the All-World team. Correction Officer Ken DeFelice was named the ‘Pat Hill Inspiration Award’ winner for the tournament.

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