Guns & Hoses rocks Hannibal

For the next few days, you have the chance to buy a ticket from a policeman in Hannibal.

That ticket is for the Guns and Hoses Softball tournament.

It's a match up between the Fraternal Order of Police and the Firefighter's Locall 1211.

The game is next Wednesday night the 26th at Clemens field.

When you buy a ticket, you will also get a ticket to Friday night's Hannibal Cavemen, Quincy Gems game.

Firefighters are also selling tickets.

"It's an exciting game. Last year it was a nail biter. It went back and forth almost every inning. I think it was 19 to 18 or 18 to 17. It was real close and actually we came back in the ninth inning and received the trophy," Firefighter Jeff Moore said.

"Generally when we see each other, we're working. There's fires or EMS calls. We're doing our job. The chance to play softball and have some competition is real good," policeman Jacob Nacke said.

Tickets range in price from $6.50 to $10.00.

One dollar from each ticket goes to the Fraternal Order of Police, and one dollar goes to the Firefighter's Union.

Police use the money for the Shop with a Cop program at Christmas, and the firefighters put it into a scholarship fund.

The scholarship goes to a high school student interested in becoming a firefighter or EMT.