CHP Officer Mike Lassig of Temecula has been named Athlete of the Year for the International Natural Bodybuilding Association.
Lassig, who has been bodybuilding for 20 years, earned the title last week at an international event in Reno, NV.
“I find it amazing that even when Mike has to work graveyards and other odd schedules, he still eats clean and makes time to work out,” said CHP spokesman Nathan Baer in a press release.
“I’ve known Mike for over 10 years and he has always looked this fit; he has tremendous dedication. People make jokes about cops and donuts, I can tell you this: Mike might know what a doughnut looks like, but I bet he can’t remember what one tastes like."
Lassig—listed as 5-foot-9 and 189 pounds—also took first in the Mr. Los Angeles Natural Body Building Championships + International Police, Fire, and Emergency Services in June.
He plans to compete again next year.
The “natural” used in these bodybuilding events denotes that performance-enhancing drugs are banned.