STERLING, Colo. -- On Monday, March 4, members of the Sterling Police Department participated in the “Basketball Against the Badges” event hosted by the local Special Olympics athletes, the Sterling Comets.

Along with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, Sterling Fire Department, and City of Sterling employees, the Badges tried tried their best to take on the Comets in one of the fiercest competitions seen thus far. The Sterling Comets came out with the victory…again. This was the largest points difference that the Comets have ever had 114-35.
There were tons of smiles, laughter, loads of cheering from the crowd, and of course the occasional trash talk between the two teams. The singing of the National Anthem opened the event by the Windsong Chorus, and a special halftime performance by the Northeastern Dance Academy. Sterling High School’s National Honor Society was there selling snacks to raise money for the Comets as well.
Northeastern Junior College provided the use of the Jackson-Edwards Arena.  the Comet coaches, Jason Santomaso and Jarred Sonnenberg, Chris “Bull” Brom and Don Sailing tried to offer to humor during the game, and Robby Hendrix and Justin Jones for their "questionable calls."
A very special thank you to the Sterling Comets for the opportunity to participate in yet another amazing event, allowing law enforcement to continue to foster important and wonderful relationships with you all.