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Updated: 09/29/2013 06:10:52PM

North Port cop inspires others with weight loss

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Before and after photos show North Port Police Officer Lenny Hills has lost 82 pounds since April 24 in his quest to get back into shape.

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Before and after photos show North Port Police Officer Lenny Hills has lost 82 pounds since April 24 in his quest to get back into shape.

By STEVEN J. SMITH

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NORTH PORT — When 378-pound North Port police officer Lenny Hills responded to a call this past April, he found himself in a humiliating — and ultimately life-changing — situation.

“The lady who called us is named Betty,” he said. “When she opened her door she said, ‘You look like 50 pounds of chewed-up bubble gum stuck in a 25-pound bag.’ This happened in front of a couple of my fellow officers and firefighters. Being called out like that in front of your peers was embarrassing.”

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