On Saturday November 15th 2008, members of the Cass County Sheriff's Office presented
colors for the 4th annual Guns N Hoses Competition at Memorial Hall in Kansas City Kansas.
Due to a scheduling conflict, Detective Mike "The Fighting Dutchman" Klinefelter was unable to
compete in this years event, however we are looking forward to him defending our honor next year.
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