Recovering addicts, police ‘square off’ with new relationships

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ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – In some cases they’ve known each other for years, but it wasn’t always under the best of circumstances.

Saturday, some recovering addicts got together with people who arrested them and sent them to jail to say thank you.

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The benefit softball game put on by the Lawrenceburg-based Survivor Squad drew a big crowd.

And although it was friendly competition, it was more about the smiles and newfound relationships.

“Now it’s amazing, we can talk to them about anything and they are right there for us, telling us they are proud of us. It’s a good feeling to know they are proud of us when when we were down in the dirt to now trying to make an impact. It’s a good feeling. We’ve got judges here, it’s weird shaking a judge’s hand. It’s good we can turn around and show positives. Cops, they get a lot of negatives, they don’t get the respect they deserve,” said Kristen Kincaid, the president of the Survivor Squad.

The officers came from Lawrenceburg Police, Anderson County Sheriff’s office and other agencies. The two groups hope to make it an annual event with the winner carrying home a trophy and bragging rights.