The Bermuda Police Service involvement could not have ended on a better note at the “Badge of the Badges”.
Twenty-three year old Dejon Benjamin representing Police Gym out boxed his more experienced opponent John McMullan representing the home town Police Halton Service.
Their fight was deemed the fight of the night with both boxers exhibiting great ring craft and power punches. But it was young Benjamin who’s power punches and ring craft which won the votes of the home town judges who unanimously awarded him the fight.
The crowd of over 1,200 stood and applauded as the announcement was made. Included in those on their feet was Commissioner Banner and his two Deputy Commissioners and a group of eleven BPS Officers and several other Bermudians who attended to support the BPS.
Benjamin’s introduction into the ring included a Bermuda Tourism Authority Bermuda video and the Making Bermuda Safer BPS presentation.
Following the fight the Halton Police Senior Command joined the BPS winning team and were saluted with a round of Gosling Dark and Stormy drinks.
The BPS advances the fact that they will be having a similar function in October 2020 in Bermuda.
Battle of the Badgers charity event is held to support CISM Foundation’s Camp FACES and raised over $55,000 dollars.
Commissioner’s Staff Officer Calvin Smith, Police Sergeant and Chairman of the Police Boxing Section said, “Overall it was a great night and congrats to the organizers and participants; in particular our very own Dejon Benjamin and his trainers Charles Wade and Kevin “Manix” Simmons.”
Smith concluded, “A Special thanks to the BPS Boxing Section, Bermuda Blue Printing John Stephens, BPS Officers and Bermudian supporters and of course the Halton Police Department.”