Cordele honors local law enforcement at 'Badges for Life' Blood Drive

The blood drive was held from 9:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday.Photo: Kailey McCarthy

Law enforcement from Cordele and Crisp County joined forces on Monday in honor of the fifth annual Badges for Life Blood Drive.

According to Crisp Regional Community Relations Director Brooke Marshall, the blood drive is put on every year in honor of the public safety teams that make up Cordele and Crisp County.

Marshall says the public safety teams honored year after year include Georgia State Patrol of Cordele, Crisp County Sheriff's Office, EMS, the fire department and Cordele police.

And this year, the Badges of Life Blood Drive honored EMS's Marty Trail and Georgia State Patrol's Tyler Parker.

Marshall adds that the event honors law enforcement and all that they do for the community.

"They put their life on the line day in and day out and protect our community so being able do something as simple as giving blood, we're able to say thank you for everything you do," said Marshall.

All blood that was donated on Monday will stay local and goes right back to Crisp Regional.

According to Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Jon Posey, the blood drive is done every year for the public and anyone at Crisp Regional who is in need of blood.

Their goal for Monday was 80 units.

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