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Porter County Winners of the Battle of the Badges

Lake County Turns over the Plaque

Chief David Lain (Left) Lake County

Chief Gary Martin and Sheriff David Reynolds.

Chief Martin fly's in to hand over the traveling plaque.


Lake County Swat Team accompanies the Chief in their SWAT Truck.

Where is the LCSP Hummer?


Turning over the Traveling Red Cross Blood Drive Plaque.


Chief Lain, Chief Martin and the LCSP SWAT Team.


Lonnie Steel (Porter County Expo), Natalia Galvin

(Valparaiso University), Chief Lain and Chief Martin


The Chiefs show off their plaques

A grand entrance and exit from Lake County Sheriff's Chief Gary Martin



Porter County triumphs in

Battle of the Badges

Sheriffs in Porter, Lake counties combine to collect 217 units of blood for Red Cross

This story ran on nwitimes.com on Friday, June 17, 2005 1:33 AM CDT

Lake County Sheriff's Department Chief of Police Gary Martin flew by helicopter to the Porter County sheriff's office to gracefully accept defeat in the Battle of the Badges blood drive.

But first he had to read a resolution that said: "The Porter County Sheriff's Department, utilizing Valparaiso grammar school students, jail inmates and coroner's cases, were able to defeat the Lake County Sheriff's Department."

OK, Martin had trouble taking defeat. But he and Porter County Chief Deputy Dave Lain were both glad to help the American Red Cross by contributing a total of 217 units of blood during the June 2 event. Porter County edged its rival with a score of 126 to 91. Lake County won last year.
The difference, said Lake County's Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative Lori Caputo, was that "Porter County really pushed it into the community," though not with coroners' cases.
The summer holidays, which start after Memorial Day, are hard on blood banks: There are more car accidents and fewer donors around because they're off on vacation.
"It seems like we're always begging, but holidays are the worst," Porter County's Donor Recruitment Representative Gail Atkinson said.
The sheriffs are happy to help out, as long as they can get bragging rights over one another.

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