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Mishawaka Police Dept. hosts 6th Annual Fallen Officers Blood Drive

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- The Mishawaka Police Department held a blood drive on Thursday in memory of fallen officers across the state.

This is the sixth annual blood drive for the Mishawaka Police Department, and it was all started im memory of Sgt. Dan Starnes with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office. He was shot and killed in the line of duty, back in 2001.

His wife got the drive going and it has become a statewide event that was later named the Indiana Fallen Officers Blood Drive.

The drive honors those who died in the line of duty, and helps those who survive injuries.

Anyone who donated blood until Aug. 25 will be entered in a drawing for a brand new car.

The statewide drive supplies more than 550 units of blood to more than 60 Indiana hospitals daily.

If you missed the drive, you can donate on July 10 in Kosciusko County from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center Lake Pavilion (117 Canal).

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