Cops ditch uniforms for aprons and tongs

Boston butts smoke on the grill at the law enforcement cook-off. / Jessica Fairley

Local law enforcement officials wore aprons instead of uniforms to put their cooking skills to the test.

The 13th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Week Cook-Off was held Wednesday afternoon.

Participants competed in four main categories; ribs, hot wings, Boston butt, and chicken.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office won 1st place for wings, while the APD took home first place for the Boston butt.

The 'MCLB Federallies' now hold the title of grand champion.

"What we try to do is bring together not just law enforcement but all the public safety. That includes fire, EMS, search and rescue, and all the teams. We want everybody to get together to fellowship and have a good time," said Lt. Tracey Barnes, Dougherty County Sheriff's Office.

Thirteen teams participated in the cook-off.

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