Local police officers earn National martial arts honors


Detective Mike Lazarine and Detective Chris Dworzacyk of the Lindale Police Department recently received awards from the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame at the group’s banquet in Dallas for their dedication and leadership in the field of martial arts.

Lazarine was awarded for Outstanding Dedication to the Arts while Dworzacyk was awarded for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts.

Both study at the Dojo in Mineola.

Also, Skyla Crist, daughter of Lonnie and Jennifer Crist, received Junior Martial Artist of the Year during the same banquet.

She is currently a green belt and studies at the Dojo in Mineola.

Both Lazarine and Dworzacyk are also green belts.


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