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FRAMINGHAM _ The Framingham Police Department retained the Battle of the Bade trophy yet again, yesterday afternoon, March 25.

The Framingham Police Blue Liners won the 13th Annual Battle of the Badges 11-8 at Loring Arena.

The Framingham Fire Department’s Jakes made it game however.

Framingham Police got on the scoreboard less than a minute into the game.

The went up 2-0 halfway through the first period, but the Fire Department got on the board with less than 3 minutes left in the first period.

But with 1:55 left in the first period, the Blue Liners went up 3-1.

Two minutes into the second period, and the Jakes had tied the game at 3-3.

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And with 5:50 left in the middle period, the Fire Department had taken a 2-goal lead at 5-3.

But within less than 30 seconds, the Blue Liners tied it back up 5-5.

With 3:50 left in the second period, the Fire Department took a 6-5 lead.

But with about 90 seconds left in the middle period, the Police Department has was up 7-6.

With 9 minutes left in the third period, it was 9-6 Police and they held on to that lead until the end of the game, winning 11-8.

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Spotted in the crowd was DPW Director Bob Lewis, who coached many of the Framingham Police Officers and Firefighters on the ice, including his son the goalie for Framingham Police.

Also spotted in the crowd was Framingham Police Lt. Robert Downing who was cheering on his son a rookie on the Blue Liners. Lt. Downing is a member of the Framingham Veterans Council. Veterans Council Chair Eric Finn and Veterans Council member Nick Paganella were in attendance.

State Rep. Priscila Sousa and District 3 City Councilor Adam Steiner was also in attendance for the 13th annual hockey game.

Framingham Police Chief Lester Baker posed for a photo with the his winning team and the trophy after the game.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.