Fire and police departments compete to raise money for families


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington police and fire departments are competing in the second annual ‘combat challenge.’

It’s an obstacle course that puts competitors to the test physically and emotionally with bragging rights on the line.

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The real winners are the families within the departments.

One of the families benefiting from the event is the Hollands. Kaiser is four years old and his dad is a detective with the Lexington police department.

Over a year ago, Kaiser’s parents noticed he wasn’t progressing especially with his speech and months later he had a seizure.

In December, they took him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy.

On the fire department side, it’s raising money for Tammy Cole.

Her husband has been a firefighter for 25 years and her son recently joined the department.

Last Thanksgiving, Cole was diagnosed with Leukemia.

She says during her treatments the department helped her family with dinners and mowing the lawn.

After all of that, Cole decided she would give the money back to the firefighters so they can help other people.

“It just seems right to turn it back in to them because they need it more than I need it,” said Tammy Cole.

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