8 Days, 2,800 miles to Honor our Fallen and their Fire Families
Cleveland Fire Fighters • IAFF Memorial • Cleveland to Colorado Springs
September 12, 2023
Columbus Division of Police Escort to the CPD Memorial
May 17, 2023 • Columbus, Ohio
The Columbus Division of Police escorted community members, Officers and our National Partner Carry The Load from the National Veterans Memorial Veterans Museum to the Columbus Police Memorial located on the banks of the Scioto River. The escort was brought with cruisers on the ground the the chopper in the sky keeping an eye on all. Bringing a National message of remembrance to Central Ohio is impactful and meaningful in ensuring that we #AlwaysRemember and #NeverForget.
National Partner Carry The Load visits the Cleveland Fire Memorial
May 16, 2023 • Cleveland, Ohio
2023 Toledo Memorial Classic
Huntington Center • April 16, 2023
Columbus Police 3 – Toledo Police 2
2023 Heroes & Legends Game
Benefiting NC4K • March 12, 2023 • Chiller North, Lewis Center, Ohio
Columbus Fire 9 – Columbus Police 2
Members of Columbus Fire & Police (Heroes) partnered up with members of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ohio State Hockey, Columbus Chill, Columbus Seals & Columbus Owls (Legends) in a charity game benefiting NC4K for a cure for Pediatric Cancer.
Cleveland Fire Fighters Hockey Fest – Part 2
FirstEnergy Stadium (Home of the Browns) • Cleveland, Ohio • March 2, 2023
Cleveland Fire Fighters Hockey Fest • February 16, 2023
Due to weather, relocated to C.E. Orr Ice Arena • Euclid, Ohio
Hockey Helping Heroes partnered with the Cleveland Firefighters Hockey team and the IAFF Local 93 for the inaugural Hockey Fest & Conference. The event was held to raise money for the family of Cleveland Fire Fighter Johnny Tetrick and 18 other families across Ohio and Michigan. Teams that participated include Euclid Fire Hockey, Lorian Fire Hockey, Toledo Fire Hockey, Columbus Fire Hockey, Pittsburgh Fire Hockey, Toledo Police Hockey, Dayton Fire Hockey, Detroit Fire Hockey and Cincinnati/Indian Hill Rangers. Video Credit: Fox 8 Cleveland (click the puck for story)
First Responder Face-Off • February 4, 2023
Schottenstein Center • The Ohio State University
Columbus Fire 3 • Columbus Police 1
Columbus Fire & Police Hockey hosts FDNY
November 10, 2022 – Nationwide Arena
A combined Columbus Fire & Columbus Police hockey team battled New York’s Battalion 15 North Bronx hockey team during an informal “friendly” on Nov. 10, 2022 at Nationwide Arena. The Bronx firefighters were in town to attend the Blue Jackets vs Philly Flyers match later in the evening.
Inaugural Deputy Matthew Yates Memorial Classic
October 8, 2022 • NTRPD Chiller in Springfield, Ohio
Dayton Fire 9 – FOP 109 Warthogs 3
Hockey Helping Heroes partnered with the Dayton Fire Hockey team and the FOP 109 Warthogs from Bowling Green in a matchup benefiting the Deputy Matthew Yates Memorial Scholarship. Yates of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office was fatally injured in the line of duty on July 24, 2022. The scholarship is held at Clark State Community College and will benefit students who wish to pursue careers in law enforcement.
Inaugural Officer Dominic Francis Memorial Classic
May 6, 2022 – The Cube Ice Arena in Findlay, Ohio
Toledo Police 3 – FOP 109 Warthogs 2
Hockey Helping Heroes partnered with the Fort Findlay FOP #20 and the Wood County FOP #109, along with the FOP 109 Warthogs and the Toledo Police Hockey team. The charity game honored Officer Dominic Francis of the Bluffton Police Department who was killed in the line of duty on March 31, 2022. All proceeds were donated to the Francis Family. Video Credit: BCSN
Inaugural Officer Scott R Dawley Memorial Classic
March 27, 2022 – Bird Arena, Athens, Ohio
Ohio University 4 – Columbus Police & Fire 3
Columbus Police & Fire combined teams to take on the Ohio University Bobcat Alumni team in a charity game benefiting the Officer Scott R Dawley Memorial Scholarship. Nelsonville Officer Scott Dawley was fatally injured last summer in a traffic crash while responding to a shots fired call. Proceeds from the game benefited his Memorial Scholarship Fund. While it was a tight game throughout three periods, the OU squad came out on top. Photo Credit: Andrea Jolley – Video credit: Ohio Hockey Network
Inaugural Heroes & Legends Game
March 6, 2022 – Chiller North
Columbus Fire 8 – Columbus Police 6
The CFD & CPD teams mixed things up on the ice by drafting former professional hockey players to their teams in the annual Face-Off. Players from the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Chill, Ohio State Hockey, Columbus Owls and Columbus Seals rounded out the teams and coaching staff in front of a sold out crowd. Proceeds from the game were raised for NC4K in support of families and the children fighting pediatric cancer, ensuring that
No Kid Fights Cancer Alone.
Photo Credit: James Miller, Columbus Division of Fire
Video Credit: Score on Air Network
Toledo Memorial Classic
January 30, 2022 – Huntington Center
Toledo Police 1 – Columbus Police 1
Toledo Police and Columbus Police & Fire faced off in the inaugural Toledo Memorial Classic, a game to honor the service and sacrifice of Toledo Officer Anthony Dia and Officer Brandon Stalker. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost was on hand to drop the puck. The game was hosted by the Toledo Walleye with all proceeds going to the TPD Fallen Officer Memorial Scholarship Fund. Photo Credit: Scott Grau, Toledo Walleye – Video Credit: BCSN
Operation: Freeway Remembrance
May 24, 2021
With our partners at Mid Ohio Jeepers Organization, we hung American flags on Freeway Remembrance signs around I-270 & I-71 in the Columbus area ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Our goal is to keep them up year around in honor and memory of those who have served our community. Thank you to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for cruiser support and protection along the freeway in keeping everyone safe!
Carry The Load Relay – Columbus, Ohio
May 17, 2021
Carry The Load visited Columbus during a cross-country relay bringing a national message of awareness for our fallen Military and First Responders. As a non-profit partner of Carry The Load, the First Responder Face-Off Foundation and the CTL Relay visited both the Columbus Fire & Columbus Police Memorials where wreaths were laid in honor and memory of our local heroes who unselfishly gave their lives in the service to our community with the ultimate sacrifice. Special thanks to FOP Lodge #9 Auxiliary for your assistance and participation.
We will Always Remember.
Carry The Load Ride
Saturday, May 15 was Armed Forces Day, National Peace Officer Memorial Day as well as Jeep “Go Topless” Day. We partnered with our friends at Mid Ohio Jeepers Organization (MOJO) for a ride to Toledo in support of Carry The Load. The ride visited several fire & police departments along the way with stops at the Ohio Peace Officer’s Memorial, the Toledo Jeep Assembly Plant and the Toledo Police Memorial Garden where the group met with members of the Ohio National Guard as well as family members of Officer Anthony Dia.
May 10, 2021 – Light Ohio Blue Cruiser Caravan
We’re proud to support Light Ohio Blue and the men and women who are dedicated to public safety across Ohio.
Aiden Beats Cancer!
March 6, 2021
So grateful to be able to support our friends at NC4K and Nationwide Children’s Hospital for a drive-by bell ringing signifying Aiden’s last Cancer treatment. With Covid, hospitals limit the number of family and friends to celebrate that day. With a call from NC4K, we were able to help him and his family celebrate and we brought along some friends of ours; including the Columbus Fire Department, Columbus Police Department, CPD Liaison Officers, Hilliard Police, Upper Arlington Police, CPD Mounted Patrol, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Mid Ohio Jeepers Organization and an entire community.
Operation Santa’s Sleigh
December 23, 2020
We’re proud to help support Light Ohio Blue & Light Ohio Red for this great holiday tribute to the kids, families & staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Shop with a Cop
We’re proud to support our friend Markel Davis and Bridging the Gap for “Shop with a Cop” with various police agencies across Central Ohio. Kids selected from Central Ohio were treated to breakfast & lunch at the FOP Lodge #9 and received VIP transportation to the Sawmill Meijer location to shop with their new friends.
9/11 & Back the Blue Ride
with Mid Ohio Jeepers Organization (MOJO)
September 12, 2020
Partnership with 127 MOJO Jeeps visiting 14 Central Ohio Police Departments spanning 68 miles across the Columbus area to show remembrance for 9/11 as well as support for law enforcement. Stops included the Hilliard First Responders Park, the Westerville First Responder Park and the Officer Terry McDowell Memorial in Whitehall.
2020 First Responder Face-Off
Saturday, January 18, 2020 – Schottenstein Center
Columbus Fire 4 – Columbus Police 1
“Celebrating 20 Years of Fire & Police Hockey in Columbus”