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La Crosse police, firefighters battle for a good cause

'Guns N' Hoses' softball game raises money for charity

Guns 'N Hoses Softball Game

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - La Crosse police officers and firefighters battled at Copeland Park for the first Guns N' Hoses charity softball game on Sunday.

Money raised from the event will be donated to the Justice for a Cure and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

"They really like getting together and having a little friendly, I guess rivalry against the fire department," said La Crosse Police Chief Ron Tischer. "So we're just hoping for a good game but more importantly we're hear to raise money,  these guys love giving back to the community."

The new Neighborhood Response Officers also made an appearance at the game. Tyler Pond and Casey Kamps were brought on to patrol the city's north side. NRO's are police officers assigned to specific neighborhoods. The goal is to create close relationships among citizens and businesses with the officers working hard to keep them safe.

"We're excited to be up here in the lower depot, excited to get started and start  building  those relationships and be highly pro-active at the same time," said Officer Kamps.

Officers Kamps and Pond began their assignments last week.

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