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Police win Battle of the Badges

By Gina Johnson, Web Producer
Published On: Feb 10 2013 05:44:25 PM CST

Battle of the Badges

READING, Pa. -

The Reading fire department and its police officers battled on the ice Sunday.

It was the 8th annual "Battle of the Badges" ice hockey game at the Sovereign Center.

The police department's coach Chris Cortazzo says the game is intense.

"When we hit the ice, there's that natural competition and that will to win and we're not friends on the ice.  After the game we'll be hugging and laughing but on the ice its... the gloves are off," Cortazzo said.

The police department managed to come out on top this year, beating the firefighters 6-2.