Local agencies participate in Murph Challenge for Memorial Day

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office participated in a work-out challenge for Memorial Day.

It’s called “Memorial Day Murph Challenge” and it honors Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a U.S. Navy SEAL who died in Afghanistan while protecting his men.

The challenge includes a one mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 pushups, 300 air squats and then finishes with another mile run, all while wearing a body armor vest. Over 40 people from JCSO, Oregon State Police, Medford Police Department and other agencies embraced the challenge.

The sheriff’s office says Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and celebration and this is how they wanted to honor it this year.

Fire District 3 also participated in the Murph Challenge to honor the fallen.

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