Lubbock Police Department wins Battle of the Badges for 2016 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock Police Department wins Battle of the Badges for 2016

Battle of the Badges Trophy (Source: KCBD Video) Battle of the Badges Trophy (Source: KCBD Video)
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock Police Department has won Battle of the Badges for 2016, narrowly beating the Lubbock Fire Department 161 to 150.

More than 300 people came out to donate blood in the second year of this event, held over the last four days.

Lubbock police were able to take the trophy from Lubbock Fire Rescue, who won it last year.

Brandon Baker with United Blood Services said, "Our first responders are heroes. They go out there everyday and they watch our back. They fight our fires, they keep us safe. This is a way that our local community can be heroes as well, show support to them and also supply those hospitals with the much needed blood."

With each donation potentially benefiting three local hospitals, more than 900 patients could benefit from this effort.

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