Deputy Leticia Martinez participated in the 2012 “CrossFit for Hope” workout to raise money for cancer research and other deadly diseases. On June 9 Martinez completed the CrossFit challenge, the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. The event was held at CorssFit AZ in Casa Grande.
CrossFit is an intense, circuit training exercise consisting of five different workouts broken into three rounds. The goal is to make as many repetitions on each workout as possible. Martinez’s goal was to complete 90 reps during the challenge; she completed 144.
Before making a single lift, Martinez raised $300 through support from PCSO, Department of Public Safety and Sheriff Paul Babeu.
“I reached my fundraising goal with the help from PCSO co‐workerʹs, colleagues at DPS, Team Casa Grande ʺNutrition for Lifeʺ Herbalife, and Sheriff Babeu through the Morale Welfare and Recreation fund with the Arizona Public Safety Foundation,” Martinez said. “Thanks to everyone for making it possible.”
Martinez has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 11 years and currently works on the Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (GIITEM). GIITEM is a statewide multi‐agency task force consisting of five districts that provide gang and illegal immigration enforcement and intelligence services.
“Iʹm proud of Deputy Martinez for her support for cancer research and improving her fitness,” Sheriff Paul Babeu said.
Martinez pictured during the CrossFit for Hope challenge.