For the past five years, the Spokane Police Department has played a hockey game against the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to raise funds for the Behind the Badge Foundation and Chiefs Care. The Behind the Badge Foundation honors and supports Washington state law enforcement personnel who have been seriously injured in the line of duty and their family members in the case of death. Chiefs Care provides continuing education for Spokane Chiefs players.
According to the hockey game founder, Bradley Moon, “It was supposed to be a one time deal. But, the Spokane Chiefs came back, thought it was a good event and wanted it to continue.”
The original game was played to provide support for the families of four Lakewood police officers killed in a coffee shop in 2009. The hockey game raises an average of $3,000 through a silent auction that takes place during the game.
This year, the Spokane Police Department won 5-1 in front of 800 people.