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Battle of the Badges set for June 17
Showing support for Battle of the Badges, which is set for Saturday, June 17 are, from left, Police Chief Bryan Denton, organizer John Upchurch and Fire Chief Kendall Mayfield.
Law enforcement officials and emergency responders are being encouraged to take part in the inaugural Battle of the Badges set to take place Saturday, June 17 at WCHS.Battle of the Badges is a charity fundraiser that will also give participants a rigorous CrossFit workout.“The motto for CrossFit is to train for the unknown and the unknowable,” said organizer and Highland Rim CrossFit co-owner John Upchurch. “There are not jobs that embody that motto more than police officers and firefighters.”Registration for Battle of the Badges takes place as two-person teams. Upchurch says he’s hopeful for this first year to get at least one team representing McMinnville Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Warren County EMS, and each of the county’s seven volunteer fire departments.“That might be a stretch for the first year, but I’d love to reach that goal,” said Upchurch.While being called Battle of the Badges, the event is open to any two-person team, male or female, regardless of profession.