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Ronnie Coleman comes to mind as one of three professional bodybuilders who were police officers, although there may have been more. There’s been a greater number of bodybuilders who have been probation officers but, at the moment, only Dave Johns comes to mind. Johns was the 1977 AAU Mr. America and 1978 NABBA Mr. Universe winner. Dave Johns died on July 26, 1986.

Three-time Mr. Olympia Sergio Oliva was a police officer in Chicago for more than 25 years. In 1986, Sergio survived being shot in the abdomen five times from a .38 special by his then-wife Arleen Garrett. On November 12, 2012 Sergio died in Chicago, Illinois from apparent kidney failure. Sergio Oliva was he second Mr. Olympia and first to pass away and Larry Scott, the first Mr. Olympia, was the second Mr. Olympia title holder to pass away.

IFBB World Pro Championships winner Ron Love became a policeman in 1972. He was shot in the leg in 1975 in the line of duty. His rehabilitation led to lifting weights and then bodybuilding. Less than 18 months after being shot, Love placed 9th at the Mr. Michigan Championships, his first contest. In 1982 he won the overall NPC Michigan Championships and went on to compete in over 80 bodybuilding competitions including the Mr. Olympia.

After Louisiana-born, eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman graduated with a BSc in accounting in 1984 he became a police officer in Arlington, Texas, serving from 1989 to 2000 and as reserve officer until 2003.

Common work-place drug tests are generally for recreational drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and opiates. It is unlikely that any of these bodybuilder cops were tested for steroids.

There is one more professional bodybuilder who was not a full time police officer but does have a law enforcement history. Check out these stats:

  • In February 2006, Lou Ferrigno was sworn in as a Los Angeles County, California, reserve sheriff’s deputy.
  • In November 2010, Lou Ferrigno was sworn in as a member of a Maricopa County, Arizona, volunteer sheriff posse.
  • In June 2012, Lou Ferrigno was sworn in as a reserve deputy to the San Luis Obispo, California, Sheriff’s Department.
  • In September 2013, Lou Ferrigno was sworn in as a special deputy to the Delaware County, Ohio, Sheriff’s Department.

What better bodybuilder to be in charge of the cops than Arnold Schwarzenegger who, as Governor of California, not only retained sovereign police power but was commander-in-chief of the California National Guard and the California State Military Reserve. Is there nothing Lou Ferrigno does that Arnold doesn’t one up him on? Actually, there is. Lou beat out Arnold for the Incredible Hulk role. Read about it here.

Ronnie Coleman Bodybuilding Competition Record

1990

Nationals – NPC, HeavyWeight, 3rd

1991

Nationals – NPC, HeavyWeight, 4th
USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 14th
World Amateur Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st

1992

Chicago Pro Championships – IFBB, 11th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 14th
Olympia – IFBB, Did not place

1993

Chicago Pro Championships – IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix France – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 6th
Niagara Falls Pro Invitational – IFBB, 6th

1994

Grand Prix France – IFBB, 3rd
Grand Prix Germany (2) – IFBB, 3rd
Olympia – IFBB, 15th
San Jose Pro Invitational – IFBB, 4th

1995

Canada Pro Cup – IFBB, Winner
Grand Prix France – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix Russia – IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix Ukraine – IFBB, 3rd
Houston Pro Championships – IFBB, 6th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 3rd
Olympia – IFBB, 11th

1996

Canada Pro Cup – IFBB, Winner
Florida Pro Invitational – IFBB, 2nd
Grand Prix England – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix Spain – IFBB, 5th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 2nd
Olympia – IFBB, 6th

1997

Arnold Classic – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix Czech Republic – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix England – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix Finland – IFBB, 3rd
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix Hungary – IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix Russia – IFBB, Winner
Grand Prix Spain – IFBB, 7th
Ironman Pro Invitational – IFBB, 3rd
Olympia – IFBB, 9th
San Jose Pro Invitational – IFBB, 6th

1998

Grand Prix Finland – IFBB, Winner
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, Winner
Night of Champions – IFBB, Winner
Olympia – IFBB, Winner
San Francisco Pro – IFBB, 2nd
Toronto Pro – IFBB, Winner

1999

Grand Prix England – IFBB, Winner
Olympia – IFBB, Winner
World Pro Championships – IFBB, Winner

2000

Grand Prix England – IFBB, Winner
Olympia – IFBB, Winner
World Pro Championships – IFBB, Winner

2001

Arnold Classic – IFBB, Winner
Grand Prix New Zealand – IFBB, Winner
Olympia – IFBB, Winner

2002

Grand Prix Holland – IFBB, Winner
Olympia – IFBB, Winner
Show of Strength Pro Championships – IFBB, 2nd

2003

Grand Prix Russia – IFBB, Winner
Olympia – IFBB, Winner

2004

Grand Prix England – IFBB, Winner
Grand Prix Holland – IFBB, Winner
Grand Prix Russia – IFBB, Winner
Olympia – IFBB, Winner

2005

Olympia – IFBB, Winner

2006

Grand Prix Austria – IFBB, 2nd
Grand Prix Holland – IFBB, 2nd
Grand Prix Romania – IFBB, 2nd
Olympia – IFBB, 2nd

2007

Olympia – IFBB, 4th

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