By MARLO BARNHART
Several local men recently returned from the World Police and Fire Games in Calgary, Alberta, with some "heavy metal.''
Hagerstown firefighter Vincent Dieterich took a silver medal in karate.
Smithsburg Police Officer Shawn Tyler won a gold medal in the IBO 28 target archery 3-D competition with a score of 286; and a bronze medal in the target archery field competition with a score of 548 out of a possible 560.
Tyler also scored as one of only six competitors who broke the previous record for the Olympic 900 round.
A two-time bronze medalist in 1991, Tyler said he was able to bring back the gold this year thanks to donations from the Smithsburg Lions Club, Brian and Milt Lawyer of Smithsburg Auto, and Ric and Debbie Campbell and family.