For the 6th year in a row, the Davidson County Sheriff's Office won the battle of the badges.
Nashville police, Davidson County Sheriff's Office and Nashville Fire Department, the American Red Cross, the Titans and Saint Thomas Health competed in Monday's event.
Our friends at @MNPDNashville, and @NashvilleFD put up a good fight but they were no match for the officers, employees and family of @NashSheriff! The 2018 #BattleOfTheBadges plaque will remain with #TeamSheriff!
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— Nashville Sheriff (@NashSheriff) July 16, 2018
Come on #TeamNFD we are still holding on to second place but @MNPDNashville is catching up at @RedCrossTN Battle of the Badges. Come out and give blood. The need is critical right now and make sure to vote for @NashvilleFDpic.twitter.com/bXD12QeTQA
— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) July 16, 2018
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) July 16, 2018
People were encouraged to give blood from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. An awards presentation was held immediately afterward.
The team said in a news release that the Battle of the Badges has collected more than 2,385 pints (1,130 liters) of blood in the last 10 years.
The sheriff's office has won every year since 2009, except in 2012. Even though the blood drive is over, there's still an emergency need for donors in the area.
Anyone can find a drive or donation center on the Red Cross' website.