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Firefighters and Sheriff's Deputies Raise $19,000+ at Charity Golf Tournament

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They are often on the scene together protecting Washoe County from fires and crime, but today law enforcement and firefighting agencies teamed up to raise money for children with cancer on the golf course.

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office were at Lakeridge Golf Course raising money to go directly to families in Northern Nevada.
 
"A lot of the families have to do some traveling to the Bay Area for their treatment and even if they don't and they are here, we also help with their medical bills, medical co-pays," said Lisa Shaffer with the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation.

The fourth annual "Guns and Hoses" charity golf tournament and has historically raised thousands of dollars for the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation while definitely having fun. The two agencies switch uniforms on the tenth hole. Sheriff's deputies wear heavy protective fire gear and firefighters dress in SWAT gear. Because they both work for Washoe County, they are friends off the golf course as well.

"We truly actually have a fondness for each other. They won't tell you that but I will. This fondness comes together once a year for a great cause and that's to raise money for children with cancer," Deputy Jeff McCaskill, Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

Over 150 people from around the community were also at Lakeridge competing. 

The tournament raised over $19,000 for the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation.

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