November 25, 2011

2011 Guns 'N' Hoses Charity Boxing Event

Saturday night, police battled firefighters in the boxing ring at Scottrade Center in the 2011 edition of their annual Guns 'N' Hoses event. All proceeds benefited Backstoppers, a charity that aids families of those killed in the line of duty. Photos by Jon Gitchoff.
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A view from the crowd for  Guns 'N' Hoses.
Jon Gitchoff
A view from the crowd for Guns 'N' Hoses.
Local firefighters and police officers begin the opening ceremonies.
Jon Gitchoff
Local firefighters and police officers begin the opening ceremonies.
NFL Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf was on hand to show support.
Jon Gitchoff
NFL Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf was on hand to show support.
David Freese was in attendance.
Jon Gitchoff
David Freese was in attendance.
NFL Hall of Famer Jackie Smith singing "Danny Boy" after a standing ten count.
Jon Gitchoff
NFL Hall of Famer Jackie Smith singing "Danny Boy" after a standing ten count.
Former Cardinal center fielder Jim Edmonds was on hand to show support.
Jon Gitchoff
Former Cardinal center fielder Jim Edmonds was on hand to show support.
Radio personality Smash served as MC for the evening.
Jon Gitchoff
Radio personality Smash served as MC for the evening.
The ring girls.
Jon Gitchoff
The ring girls.
Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
Jon Gitchoff
Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
Jon Gitchoff
Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.