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Volunteers brawl for ‘Battle of the Badges’ charity event

Posted at 9:27 PM, Aug 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 00:27:34-04

Law enforcement agencies from all over the state battled it out in the boxing ring on Saturday for a good cause.

Cops, paramedics, correctional officers, and volunteers all took part in boxing, kickboxing, and MMA fights.

The charity event raises funds for two local charities: Jack’s Helping Hand and Honor Flight Central Coast.

Jack’s Helping Hand provides community programs to help children with cancer or special needs.

Honor Flights take American veterans to Washing D.C. on their ‘Tour of Honor’ to visit memorials.

"We started this for a fallen officer, we had an officer pass away and we did this for his kids. As this has evolved, we’ve now done it for local charities," said Terry Cook, a correctional officer with the California Mens Colony.

Cook says they’ve raised over $65,000 for local charities over the years.