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Sheriff's Office Receives Award For Winning 'Battle Of The Badges'

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Jul 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:30:44-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Earlier in July, hundreds of people went out to Nissan Stadium, not for music or sports, but to donate blood.

Supporters flooded the field for the annual ‘Battle of the Badges’ where Metro Police, Nashville Fire, and the Davidson County Sheriff's Office competed to see who could donate the most blood.

This year, the Sheriff's office swept the competition, and they were given something to show for their efforts.

Thursday, the American Red Cross presented them with the 2015 trophy celebrating their dedication both on and off the job.

"These people save lives on the job every day, but they also take saving lives personally,” said Regina Conway, of the American Red Cross. “They roll up their sleeves, and they give blood every year to help people in our local hospitals. So we're just so thankful for these community servants and all the work they do."

This year's competition collected 604 pints of blood breaking last year's record by more than 70 pints.