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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Friday, March 1, 2013

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Top DPS Leaders Kickoff Guns N Hoses Hockey Match!

Des Moines, IOWA --- Colonel Dave Garrison from the Iowa State Patrol and State Fire Marshal Ray Reynolds will join dozens of cops and firefighters on the ice at Bucs Arena March 3, 2013 at 1:30 PM for the annual Guns N Hoses hockey match. The event involves police and firefighters in competition for a trophy and a good cause. The Guns N Hoses committee has selected Make-A-Wish Iowa as the recipient of this year’s event proceeds. Guns N Hoses

Colonel Garrison and Fire Marshal Reynolds will escort children from Make-A-Wish Iowa to drop the first puck, kicking off the police and fire face-off.  Reynolds who is also a volunteer firefighter in Indianola says, “It’s a pretty intense competition. Firefighters don’t want to lose to the cops' team.  But after the match we're all one public safety family responding on the same calls.  Let's just hope I don't slip on my way to center ice with the puck. The Colonel would never let me forget that.”

Tickets are still available, with a generous portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Safety encourages the public to attend this worthwhile event.

For Questions:  

Jessica Lown, DPS Communications Manager

Travis Hamilton, Guns N Hoses event chair



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