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.