Thousands test their strength in competition honoring fallen IMPD officer

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 28, 2014) — Fallen Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer David Moore was honored Saturday as part of the “Strength in our Streets” competition.

Nearly 200 athletes from 19 groups showed up to prove their strength.

One of the challenges is called the street sweeper, where participants had to carry 40-pound logs about 100 yards while stopping every 10 yards to do squats.

Outreach CEO and founder Eric Howard said it tests participant’s stamina, endurance, flexibility, coordination and strength.

The event raised $45,000 to help the homeless in Indianapolis and bring awareness to what firefighters, police officer and EMTs do to keep the community safe.