I feel for this guy:
ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. -- Town Marshal Gary Darland dropped 24 pounds training for the rigorous physical tests he needed to pass to keep his job.
But after less than a year on the job, Darland resigned Monday about five weeks before he would have faced a 300-meter sprint, a 1.5-mile run and other physical challenges.
The 62-year-old said he realized the battery of physical tests would have been impossible for him to pass.
"I felt like I'd be wasting the next month trying to do something impossible," he said. "I thought I could do this, but when it got down to the time to do it, I thought, I can't."
According to the Indiana Law Enforcement fitness standards, candidates have to be able to do a vertical jump of 16 inches, do 29 sit-ups in a minute, do 25 push-ups, comlpete the 300-meter spring in 71 seconds and run 1.5 miles in 16 minutes, 29 seconds. I doubt if I could have done all that when I was in the Army and 19.