On Saturday, August 27, 2016, friends, families and first responders gathered at the Lakewood Brewing Company Taproom located in Garland, Texas. Every year in August, the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas hosts a celebration dinner to announce the competing police and firefighters in the Guns & Hoses Annual Boxing Tournament.
Just days after the the tragedy that struck Dallas, Texas on 7/7/16 that left 5 officers dead and 9 wounded, the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas teamed up with 105.3 The Fan and Dos Jefes to raise funds for the injured and families of the fallen officers.
During the celebration dinner 5 of the 9 injured officers were in attendance, including Officer Ivan Saldanaof Dallas PD, Officer Elmar Cannon of DART PD, Officer Jesus Retana of DART PD, Officer Misty McBride of DART PD and Officer Gretchen Rocha of Dallas PD, to receive monetary support and a special plaque presented by Jack Daniels’s. We will never be able to convey our thanks and appreciation to those who serve and have before. To us, these people are true heroes who deserve to be honored.