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Police and fire to face off on the soccer field in memory of Deputy Peery


Last updated 8/31/2022 at 11:49am | View PDF

Each year, members of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Springs Police Department combine forces on the soccer pitch as they take on the Colorado Springs Fire Department in the annual Guns & Hoses soccer match.

This year, on Sept. 10, starting at 7 p.m., the Switchbacks play the Detroit City FC at Weidner Field. Immediately following, the combined law enforcement team will take the field to battle it out with the CSFD. The game will be played to honor fallen EPSO Deputy Andrew Peery, who was killed in the line of duty during a shooting in Security on Aug. 7. The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC has stepped up again this year in a big way to host this event.

Tickets can be purchased at the Switchbacks FC Box office at 111 W. Cimarron St., Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., as well as online. Pictured here is a QR code that can be used for ticket purchases as well.

Additionally, due to the generosity of Fast Fit Foods, all current and retired first responder tickets are free.

All proceeds from the match will go to support the All Clear Foundation ( The All Clear Foundation exists to serve and benefit the national emergency responder community and believes it has a duty to support the overall wellness of all responders nationally.


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