October 31, 2019 - Mayor Tom Henry today welcomed Steven Espinoza as a guest to the Mayor’s office and proclaimed today as Steven Espinoza Day in the City of Fort Wayne.
Espinoza was recognized for several accomplishments, including his ongoing service and leadership as a member of the Fort Wayne Police Department, a veteran committed to serving his country and how he has represented the FWPD in the World Police and Fire Games.
At the World Police and Fire Games in China in August, Espinoza won a gold medal in the bench press competition and set a new world record with a lift of 401.5 pounds. The previous record for his age group was 385 pounds.
Espinoza also won gold medals in the bench press events at the World Police and Fire Games in 2017 in Los Angeles and in 2015 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
“Steven Espinoza is an inspiration to our community, not only for his dedicated service to his country and the citizens of Fort Wayne, but also for his extraordinary accomplishments in competition against other police officers and firefighters from across the world,” said Mayor Henry.
Espinoza was joined by family members, friends and public safety colleagues for the special recognition ceremony.