Knoxville first responders, law enforcement paying tribute to 9/11 victims by giving blood

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The calendar reads less than a month until the country takes a moment to reflect on what will be 20 years since the terror attacks of Sept. 11. With that said, local law enforcement and first responders have already been answering the call to pay tribute to the 2,977 that died that day.

The campaign is called “Remembering the Badges.” To help encourage more donations, UT Police, Rural Metro, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol are competing to see which organization can donate the most pints of blood. The goal, to collect the same number of pints as lives lost on 9/11.

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