Upstate Officers Compete In Softball Tourney

Greenville Police Officer Tim Harrison receives award at charity softball tournament

Law enforcement officers replaced their uniforms with jerseys Saturday for a charity softball tournament.

The Greer Police Department hosted its 4th annual softball tournament at Century Park.

When we got there, the Cherokee County and Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Offices were battling it out on the field.

In all, 11 teams competed, made up of police officers, deputies, firefighters and other public safety officials from across the Upstate.

All the money raised goes to a memorial fund for families of local officers killed in the line of duty.

“It helps with initial costs when families lose a loved one. It’s just our way of giving back to our law enforcement family and loving them in a tragic situation,” said Sergeant Kara Blackwell with Greer PD.

They also honored Greenville Police Officer Tim Harrison during the tournament with a warrior award. And he threw out the first pitch. Harrison was hurt in a shootout last fall at the Law Enforcement Center in Greenville.

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