Public safety officers from Kalamazoo and Portage trade their holsters for hockey sticks in the Battle of the Badges hockey game at Wings Event Center.

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  • What: Battle of the Badges
  • When: Sunday, March 12, 3-7 p.m
  • Where: Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo
  • How Much: Tickets $10 adults, $5 kids

Find out if you get read your Miranda rights before you go to the penalty box as Kalamazoo and Portage Public Safety officers face off in the Battle of the Badges hockey game hosted by the Cuff & Ladder Fund.

The Cuff and Ladder Fund is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to local police officers, firefighters, other public safety personnel and their families during times of personal hardship due to illness, injury, death or other emergency.

While the intentions are pure, the attitudes on the ice are contentious as Kalamazoo is looking to erase the advantage Portage has, winning 3 of the last 5 contests. Doors open at 2 and the puck drops at 3 with open skating following the game. There will be mascots, food, jerseys from both teams to raffle. chuck a puck , and some great hockey. Come support your local heroes for a great family friendly event!

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