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Porter County Sheriff's Department: "Battle of the Badges"

The Porter County Sheriff's Department and the American Red Cross is sponsoring a "Battle of the Badges" blood drive against the public safety agencies of Lake County. The blood drive will be hosted at the Porter County Expo. Center from 12pm to 6pm on Wednesday, June 14th. A free t-shirt will be given to every donor.

Last year, Porter County prevailed with 126 donations to Lake County's 91 units. We are hoping to prevail again this year.

Come show your support for Porter County public safety agencies and donate blood. You can reserve your time by calling the American Red Cross, Porter County Chapter at 462-8543.


Battle of the Badge

Lake County wins blood drive honors

This story ran on nwitimes.com on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 12:34 AM CDT

CROWN POINT | It was billed as the Battle of the Badge earlier this summer.

Lake County and Porter County sheriff's departments competed for the third straight year to see who could draw more donors to the annual Hats Off To Heroes Blood Drive sponsored by the American Red Cross of Northwest Indiana.  Last year Porter County won, but this year, as the scene shifted to Crown Point, Lake County proved victorious with 94 votes by presenting donors to 70 for the Porter County Sheriff's Department.  The real winners were patients needing blood, since 133 units were collected during a critical period for the American Red Cross, when regular blood donors take summer vacations.  Since Lake County took top honors in votes, Porter County officials stopped by Tuesday to "hand over" the traveling trophy at the Lake County Sheriff's Department.  No officer from the Porter County Sheriff's Department wanted to perform the unappealing task, however, so the bomb disposal robot from Porter County was called into action.  "We just want to say thank you, you really made a difference," said Lori Caputo of the American Red Cross office in Merrillville.

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