Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department square off against officers from the Los Angeles Police Department in the 21st Fight for Life benefiting City of Hope. The City of Hope charity boxing event started in November of 1994, shortly after Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies, while working patrol in the East Los Angeles area, encountered a young boy who had been diagnosed with cancer. So touched were these deputies that they befriended the young boy and attempted to provide help and improve the quality of life for him and his family.
Although this young boy did succumb, the deputies continued their commitment to helping others and turned to the Los Angeles Police Department to join them in organizing the first of what is now an annual boxing event between the LASD and the LAPD.
In the past, both the LAPD and LASD have joined together and competed against the likes of Los Angeles County and City Firefighters, Scotland Yard, NYPD and FDNY.
Whatever the outcome from this event, whether the competitors win or lose, they are all in agreement that the true winner here is City of Hope and the individuals they treat yearly.