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November 25, 2011 Slideshows

2011 Guns 'N' Hoses Charity Boxing Event 

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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.
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Local firefighters and police officers begin the opening ceremonies.
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NFL Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf was on hand to show support.
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David Freese was in attendance.
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NFL Hall of Famer Jackie Smith singing "Danny Boy" after a standing ten count.
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Former Cardinal center fielder Jim Edmonds was on hand to show support.
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Radio personality Smash served as MC for the evening.
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The ring girls.
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Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
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Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
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Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
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Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
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A firefighter is knocked to the canvas.
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Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
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Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
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A cop's bloody nose, courtesy of a firefighter.
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The crowd on hand showing their support for the fighters.
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The firefighters' trainer tends to a bloody nose.
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Local boxer Devon Alexander greets the crowd.
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One of the ring girls for the Guns 'N' Hoses fights.
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A bloodied hand of a cop.
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Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
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Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
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One of the ring girls for the Guns 'N' Hoses fights.
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Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
Jon Gitchoff
Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
Jon Gitchoff
Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
Jon Gitchoff
Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
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Cops and firefighters trading punches for charity at Guns 'N' Hoses.
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One of the several donations made to the Backstoppers.
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NFL Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf was on hand to show support.

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