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Cops vs. Firemen benefit basketball game

LAWTON, Okla_You always see police and firemen working together, but today they took the court at MacArthur high school,  to play against each other in a friendly game of basketball.

The benefit game was in support of both the Robert G. Tahbonemah scholarship and the shop with a cop program. It was a game to raise some money for two really good causes.

There is nothing like a friendly rivalry, especially between Lawton's police and fire departments.  Not only did it raise money, but it also built camaraderie between the two.  Lawton police officer Tim Jenkins said, "Oh it was fun, it's always fun. Come out and try to do something for the city.

Most of the time when they see us, or when they call its another occasion, but it's always fun to do this. It was a big turn out with everyone coming out to support us so that's a good thing." Today the police played to raise money for their Shop with a Cop program.

Lawton Police Chief James Smith explained what that program is about. He said, "What that enables us to do is go out and give some gifts and clothes for underprivileged children."

For the firefighters, the money raised will go to the Robert Tahbonemah scholarship.  Tahbonemah passed away from cancer in 2010, and this is how they remember his life.

Even though the cops lost forty two to thirty three, it doesn't stop their thirst to win the next game.  Jenkins said, "Always practice, always work out, try to grow at least 6 inches so hopefully I can get that accomplished."

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