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Blood Drive held to honor two fallen first responders

Crisp County honored two fallen first responders with their 5th annual Badges for Life blood drive. (Source: WALB) Crisp County honored two fallen first responders with their 5th annual Badges for Life blood drive. (Source: WALB)
Their goal was to have 75 people donate. (Source: WALB) Their goal was to have 75 people donate. (Source: WALB)
Monica Simmons, President, Chamber of Commerce Crisp County (Source: WALB) Monica Simmons, President, Chamber of Commerce Crisp County (Source: WALB)
CRISP CO., GA (WALB) -

Monday, Cordele and Crisp County honored two fallen first responders with their fifth annual Badges for Life blood drive.

Every year the Chamber of Commerce holds this blood drive to honor someone.

This year, they chose Georgia State Trooper Tyler Parker, who lost his life in a car crash in March, and Marty Trail, who was an EMS responder who passed away last year. 

Monica Simmons with the Chamber said this is a great way for the community to give back to those who choose to put their lives on the line every day in order to protect lives.

"Everybody just wants to be a part of this event which is in memory of those two great guys," said Simmons.

Their goal was to have 75 people donate.

As of 5 p.m., they had 63 people.

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