Motor Unit Competes in Skills Challenge; Brings Home Top Awards

Members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit competed in the 5th Annual Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Skills Challenge this weekend, earning top awards for their efforts. Deputy First Class Leamon Combs and Deputy First Class William Weisspfennig placed 1st and 2nd (respectively) in their division, which was for all non-Harley motorcycles.

DFC Weisspfennig and DFC Combs hold their trophies next to the motorcycle they shared during the competition.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Charity Committee, Inc., in partnership with Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, hosted the 5th Annual Motorcycle Skills Challenge October 30th through November 2nd, 2019. The goal of the challenge is to bring motorcycle law enforcement officers together to train and become more proficient in the safe operation of their duty motorcycle. This event also provided participants an opportunity to share information relevant to the training process as well as any emerging trends or technologies.

DFC Combs shares a laugh with DFC Weispfennig before completing one of the courses.

This event also raised money for two charities: the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch and the Volusia Sheriff’s Youth Foundation. The Mission of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is to prevent delinquency and develop strong, lawful, resilient, and productive citizens who will make a positive contribution to our communities through various residential care and community services to at-risk youth. The Volusia Sheriff’s Youth Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit created in 1995 to support the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and their efforts to inspire and empower the youth in our community.

Sheriff Prummell congratulated DFC Combs and Weisspfennig on their success.

“DFC Combs and DFC Weisspfennig demonstrated the training, skills, and teamwork during this competition that exemplify success,” stated Sheriff Bill Prummell. “Their accomplishments are a reflection of their dedication to traffic safety and enforcement in our community.”

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