So when the fire department beat the police department 3-1 in a soccer match Sunday afternoon, Detective Fred Ray was dismayed.
"I wish we would have won," he
said, cracking a smile.
, who helped organize the game, said his
team was short 10 players because of injuries and SWAT team training.
To fill the void, firefighters, family members and ringers were recruited.
Last year, the two departments squared off on the soccer pitch to collect money for the Fallen Hero Fund, a local charity that helps families of injured police officers and firefighters.
That game also went to the fire department 3-1, he
Some firefighters have said they want to play soccer with the police more often, according to Ray