By Lt. Brian Parriott, AA/PIO
California Correctional Institution
Staff from California Correctional Institution (CCI) recently braved mountains and scorching desert for the Baker 2 Vegas Challenge Cup relay.
In 2018, the CCI relay team was back again for the third consecutive year competing in the Challenge Cup relay. CCI was well represented in both runners and support personnel by a wide spectrum of disciplines. Participating were Correctional Officers, Sergeants, Counselors, Associate Warden, Psych Tech, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Physician and Office Technicians.
The team honored Officer L. Noyce during the relay by displaying her picture on each of the runners bibs and carrying the relay baton in which her name was inscribed for the whole 120-mile course. Additionally at the closing ceremonies in Las Vegas, Officer Noyce along with 44 other fallen officers from agencies across the country were honored in a touching End of Watch tribute.
The Baker 2 Vegas relay run is 120 miles of pavement, 20 stages, and over 8,000 runners from over 275 law enforcement teams. It is the world’s most prestigious and unique law enforcement foot race.
Starting in Baker, California, and ending in Las Vegas, Nevada, law enforcement officers from around the globe battle it out
every spring for the chance of winning the coveted cup trophy.