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09/13/2010

Arlington police to wear a 'Super' badge of honor for fallen comrades

The next time you see an Arlington police officer, and let's hope it's not because you've been pulled over for a traffic violation, take a look at his or her badge. To commemorate Super Bowl XLV, which will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, the city's police officers will have the option to wear a badge designed especially for the event. The new badges will be worn between Sept. 19 and Super Sunday on Feb. 6.

Super Bowl XLV Commemorative Badge

The badges will also honor seven Arlington police officers who have died in the line of duty. Their names are inscribed on the back of the badges. The badges, as well as other commemorative items such as a coin, key chain and paperweight, were created by the Arlington Police Department and Nielsen Manufacturing Corporation in Washington. The items are on sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the police department and families of police officers who have died in the line of duty. For more information, visit www.arlingtonpolicefoundation.org.

Pete Alfano

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