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Manteca motorcycle officers bring home 2 trophies

Three members of the Manteca Police motor Sergeant Nick Obligacion's fan club hold his second place pyramid trophy in Oakland Police Department's Memorial Police Motorcycle competition Saturday. Fr...

GLENN KAHL/The Bulletin

POSTED July 12, 2009 3:28 a.m.
Manteca police motorcycle officers Sgt. Nick Obligacion and David Bright took second place trophies in Saturday’s police motorcycle competition in Oakland.

Obligacion placed in the open Harley class. There were only two divisions – Harley and non-Harley.

Bright took his second place in the Top Gun competition in a follow-the-leader challenge in an intersection setting. The last man standing had to be able to get his competitor to put his food down or to ride out of the pattern.

The Top Gun event was open to both divisions and the rider could be matched up against another Harley, a BMW or a Honda.

The trophies were transparent pyramids with a memorial coin mounted in its core remembering the four slain Oakland officers. Looking through the front of the trophy was an Oakland department patch on the coin. Looking through the reverse side were separate icons showing each of the officers’ badge number.

All five Manteca police motorcycle officers competed in Saturday’s trials.

The next scheduled competition is the Larry Canfield Memorial event to be held at Rancho Cordova on Aug. 21 and 22.
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