GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Fallen Grand Rapids Police Officer Robert Kozminski will be remembered at a charity softball tournament Saturday.
Kozminski was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 8, 2007. He is honored each year in an annual softball tournament.
This year, the public safety employees playing will also wear wristbands with the name and badge number of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, who was shot and killed Sept. 9 during a traffic stop in rural Mason County.
The annual Robert "Koz" Kozminski Softball Tournament benefits the Thin Blue Line of Michigan, a non-profit that provides help to the families of injured, ill, disabled or deceased members of the law enforcement and first responder community.
There will be a massage tent, children's activities, door prizes and food at the event at Huff Park, located at 2286 Ball Avenue NE in Grand Rapids.
Opening ceremonies will start at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Round One games
Following opening ceremonies:
Michigan State Police Blue Ballers vs Kent County Sheriff's Department Road Patrol
Grand Rapids Fire Department vs Big Rapids Area Law Enforcement
Wyoming Police Department vs Kent County Correction Deputies All-Stars
Battle Creek vs GRPD OST
GRPD Brann's Boys vs Game 1 winner
Wayne/Oakland County Team Salsa vs Game 2 winner
GRPD GR Lawmen vs Winner of Game 3
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