KILLEEN, Texas — The video above was published July 2019.
The Killeen Police will fulfill their end of the bargain by washing the Fire Department's vehicles after coming up short in the Battle of the Badges blood drive competition, according to a news release.
The police will bust out the soap and water Sept. 30 at the Killeen Central Fire Station at 3 p.m., according to city officials.
"This year, the police department’s three-year winning streak was broken, as the fire department received more votes and won," said city officials.
The police (the badges) and the fire department (boots) partnered with Carter BloodCare to host the Battle of the Badges competition back in August. The public was invited to donate blood, then cast their vote for either department.
"Of course, there’s no real “loser,” as both departments joined in the life-saving battle to help the community donate 55 units of blood, which can save about 150 lives," said city officials.