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Officers, firefighters compete for charity

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Normally, the police and fire departments work together to keep us here in Lawton safe, but on Saturday, they were fierce competitors.

Lawton fire fighters and police officers battled it out in a game of softball. But the game wasn't just for bragging rights for the year.

Money donated and money collected for admission to the game will go toward each of the department's charities of choice. Police will donate to the Officer Down Foundation, and the fire department proceeds go toward Operation Warm, to buy coats for kids this winter.

Trevor Johnson with the fire department says this is a game they look forward to all year.

"It's always good to get out here against the police,” said Johnson. “We see them in our job all the time when it might be a stressful situation. So it's nice to be here out here with them where we can just be ourselves and have fun, and hopefully beat them!"

The game ended up in a tie. Police and firefighters each won a game. This year they will be sharing those bragging rights.

They raised $700 for their charities.

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