A town of Hamburg police officer hit it big in the 42nd annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.  Jeffrey Lavelle placed third in a no-limit hold 'em, but third place was good enough to earn nearly $322-thousand.

Lavelle was one of more than 3-thousand players who each paid $15-hundred to be included.  Lavelle earned the equivalent of five years in salary in just four days.
Lavelle is a 10-year veteran of the Hamburg police department with a wife and 3 kids including an 18-year old pre-med college student. 
He was among a group of friends who headed to Vegas to just hang out and have fun.  Lavelle says everything just fell into place.
SOURCE: Buffalo News