I want to put into words my gratitude for the brave men & women of the Tristate who are firefighters, police officers, and EMTs.

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Dear First Responder,

I have always thought that there is nothing that I cannot do if I were to put my mind to it. Yet, when I think about the work that you do, I realize quickly that I do not possess the gumption that is required to perform your job. You risk your life, every day, to keep us safe. I could not run into a burning building or face down an armed gunman. I wouldn't be able to hold myself together in an emergency situation. I would be a mess. It takes a very special, very strong and brave person to do your job. You are incredible! You are amazing! You are appreciated. Thank you for your bravery. Thank you for your service to our community. Thank you.

♥ Kat

Our local police officers and local firefighters will be battling it out inside the boxing ring to raise money for local children's charities as part of the 7th Annual Guns & Hoses Charity Boxing Event this Saturday at the Ford Center. Tickets are still available through the Ford Center Box Office.