On Saturday November the 17th Detective Mike "The Fighting Dutchman" Klinefelter competed in the third annual Guns n’ Hoses
competition at Memorial Hall in Kansas City. Detective Klinefelter walked away with his third win in his
division, and bragging rights over all others. Detective Klinefelter is the only individual who
won consecutive belts in their division for three consecutive years.
Guns ‘N Hoses is an amateur boxing show featuring policemen versus firemen from the Missouri counties
of Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platt; and the Kansas counties of Johnson, Wyandotte, and Miami. All bouts
will be supervised by USA Boxing, which is the national governing body of amateur boxing in the United States.
Seventy-five percent of the proceeds go to S.A.F.E. The Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund
exists to serve the families of law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergence service personnel
in the Kansas City Metropolitan area who have perished while protecting our community and their citizens.
We do this in an effort to help ease the pain felt by those suffering families through emotional and
financial support. In this way we hope to repay some of the kindness, dedication and ultimately the
sacrifice that these heroes have shown us. The other twenty-five percent of the proceeds from this
event will go to support local amateur boxing programs to help prevent juvenile delinquency in our community.