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Royal Oak Police, Fire Departments Join Forces to Raise $5,500 for Charity

Royal Oak Police extinguish Royal Oak Fire 9-3 in the fourth “Guns & Hoses” hockey game at Lindell Ice Arena.

Credit: Eric Boehm of 503images
Credit: Eric Boehm of 503images
In a lively match-up of good versus good, representatives of the Royal Oak Police and Fire Departments met on the ice Saturday for the fourth Guns & Hoses Charity Hockey Game to benefit the Canine Advocacy Program (CAP).

More than 300 people witnessed the ROPD extinguish the fire department in a 9-3 victory. CAP advocate dog, Amos, was on hand to drop the opening puck.

Amos and other CAP dogs work with children who have been neglected, abused or sexually assaulted.  Working with prosecutors, these canine advocates help alleviate anxiety and provide comfort to child victims in the criminal justice system. 

"The crowd really enjoyed interacting with Amos and (trainer) Dan Cojanu," said Sgt. Patrick Stanton, Guns & Hoses event co-organizer. "There were lots of happy kids running around with their new stuffed Amos dogs that their parents bought them."

With all the bills paid, the total donation to CAP will be $5,500, Stanton said. 

To see more photos of the game, visit the Guns & Hoses Facebook page. 

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