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National Tactical Officers Association

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The NTOA is pleased to introduce the “Hero Workout” to honor operators who are killed in the line of duty while serving in a tactical capacity. Based on input from the family and friends of the fallen hero, the NTOA will develop challenging workouts that pay tribute to the courage, selfless service and heroism of the operator who was killed during the performance of their duties. Our hope is that these workouts provide an opportunity for officers from around the nation to join together to remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our homeland.

These workouts are extremely challenging by design. The NTOA physical fitness section encourages you to use discretion in modifying or scaling the repetitions and weight as necessary while retaining the “spirit” of the workout.

Nominate: Please contact fitness@ntoa.org to nominate a fallen operator for a Hero Workout.

Our first Hero Workout, the “Garbo,” honors Drug Enforcement Administration Supervisory Special Agent Michael “Mike” Garbo. Mike, age 51, died in the line of duty on October 4, 2021 while serving the nation that he loved and colleagues that he considered dear friends at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Click here to take part in the “Garbo” workout.