Police and teenagers threw balls at each other’s heads — and cheered for each other — at tonight’s annual Dodge-a-Cop tournament in the Staples High School fieldhouse.
Sponsored by the Westport Youth Commission, Staples’ Teen Awareness Group, the Westport Police Youth Collaborative and PAL, it’s a chance for a couple of hundred kids and a couple of dozen cops to play dodgeball, eat pizza, win trophies, raise money, and hang out.
Teams came in costume. Police took off their holsters and cuffs. It was a great night for all.
Whether it’s Staples Wrecker blue, or the men (and women) in blue, the message was clear: Blue lives matter.