Battle of the Badges

Tiffany Spiker with the American Red Cross of Effingham prepares to take blood from Illinois State Police District 12 Master Sgt. Bruce Waggoner Tuesday afternoon as part of Battle of the Badges blood drive between police, firefighters and first responders in Effingham County. The police won the competition. A total of 32 units of blood were collected from the event, according to Red Cross representative Tara Field. Field said Tuesday’s drive was the first Battle of the Badges held in Effingham County. There are plans to make the competition an annual event.

Battle of the Badges

Reporter/Videographer

Charles Mills is reporter and videographer for the Effingham Daily News. A 1983 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, he worked as senior video editor for a Nashville television station. He is a native of Vandalia.