Jared Anderson

For now, the program boasts two junior Olympians excel- ling in their fields. City leaders on Wednesday celebrated Jared Anderson, 17, and Zia Cooke, 16, during a news conference at the league’s North Toledo headquarters. The teenagers re- ceived a mayoral proclamation while their peers watched. Chief George Kral said he eagerly awaited the event. He spoke with pride about Sgt. Mack Collins and Officer Kim Darrington helping to train the stellar athletes.

I’m getting goose- bumps just saying this. You have the world right here in your hands. You can do anything you want. —Police Chief George Kral

Athletic League Toledo Shows Pride In Police

Junior Olympians Jared Anderson, Zia Cooke honored during news conference in North Toledo

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ith luck and hard work, the young sprinters rounding the Police Athletic League gym may become Toledo’s next star athletes.

By: RYAN DUNN rdunn@theblade.com

Click for video: Jared Anderson, Zia Cooke with Police Chief Kral

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