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Verona View: Battle Of The Badges


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Verona's police and fire departments squared off against Cedar Grove for a Battle of the Badges fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior ProjectPhotographer: Ed Carattini Jr.

On Sunday September 30, the police and fire departments of Verona and Cedar Grove took to the baseball diamond behind the Verona Community Center for the first, but certainly not the last, “Battle of the Badges”– a charity softball tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The teams got to honor U.S. Army Specialist Derek T. McConnell, who was severely wounded in Afghanistan in July 2011, and awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery in combat .

The Verona Police triumphed over the Cedar Grove Police 12 to 9 in the championship game, but the better story is that the event raised $3,710 for the charity, which aids injured servicemen and women. DJ Chris Segarra, a Verona native who runs Legendery Entertainment donated his time,  and Two Guys Tees, a police-owned business in Verona, sold commemorative tee shirts and then donated all of their proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project. The game shot is today’s “Verona View”.

“Verona View” is a new daily photo feature from MyVeronaNJ.com that will highlight people, places and events in Verona, N.J. that were taken by the readers of MyVeronaNJ.com. Take a photo with your camera phone, DSLR or anything in between and send it in. MyVeronaNJ.com will feature one reader photo every day. To submit your photo, email it,  or text it to 973-632-4015, or post it to our Facebook page.

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