Rockford Police wins Battle of the Badges blood donations competition

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The final tallies are in and there’s a winner of the Battle of the Badges competition between the Rockford Police Department and the Rockford Fire Department.

Rockford Police have won the competition, 222-184.

The challenge is a joint effort to heighten awareness about the need for blood donations and to assist the Rock River Valley Blood Center in maintaining an adequate blood supply during the summer months.

When donors went in to give blood during the week, they picked which department they wanted their donation to support.

After two days of the competition, 150 units of blood and 19 platelets had been collected. 13 News is still waiting to hear the final numbers for units of blood and platelets that were collected.

Since Rockford Fire lost, Chief Derek Bergsten had to clean the police department’s MRAP vehicle.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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