Bakersfield police officer, a former firefighter, fights Lupus through fitness  


Before Officer Stella Chavez joined the Bakersfield Police Department, she was a trained firefighter in the small town of Farmersville, California. She was also a trained medic, which involved two years of schooling, training, and an internship that gave her the skills of an emergency nurse. Chavez loved everything about her fast-paced, first responder career that made her feel connected to her community and the people who lived there. But she wanted to do even more. She wanted to be a part of change that she could witness every single day, so she decided to turn in her firehose…

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