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‘Cops’ defeat ‘Robbers’ on softball field

Who ended up winning the Cops and Robbers softball game that was previewed in the Mail Tribune?

— Laura, Grants Pass

After being defeated in 2017, police officers won this year’s Cops & Robbers Allstar Softball Game held Sept. 21.

The police won 10-8, according to Foundations for Recovery Executive Director Doug Gould.

The annual Cops & Robbers game pits police against former drug addicts, many of whom ran into trouble with the law due to their addiction. Players on both sides take to the field to raise awareness about treatment and recovery options in the community.

Players on the Robbers team together have accumulated 132 years of clean and sober living since fighting back from addiction, Gould said.

The Cops & Robbers game is part of the Drive Out Drugs Recovery Festival and Carnival.

The carnival featured a display board where attendees could write their names and the date of their sobriety. People who signed the board have accumulated 184,781 days of clean time representing 506 years, according to Gould.

He said this year’s Cops & Robbers game had such a good turnout that plans are in the works to hold two games next year.

In 2019, watch for two Robbers teams taking on a Central Point Police Department team and a Medford Police Department team, Gould said.

For more information about Foundations for Recovery, see ffrhope.com or call 541-245-4673.

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