St. Louis police debut Stanley Cup Champs badge

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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department who worked during the Stanley Cup Playoffs will soon don a limited-edition, first-of-its-kind honorary Stanley Cup Champions badge.

Officers are authorized to wear the badge beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2, the day of the St. Louis Blues' home opener, and throughout the duration of the 2019-2020 NHL season.

"This badge details, illustrates and highlights a 50-year relationship between the police department and the St. Louis Blues," said Sgt. Matt Karnowski. "I'm so excited and proud help bring this badge to our officers during this time in Blues' history."

To serve and protect… and to honor a #StanleyCup champion. https://t.co/4CFz5BewKK #stlblues

— St. Louis Blues -- (@StLouisBlues) September 30, 2019

The department's K-9 unit will also represent the hometown champs with 13 special-edition badges featuring the dog's name on each instead of a badge number.

"This badge is something that will be a huge morale booster for our office and something over 90% of officers wanted to be a part of," Public Information Officer Michelle Woodling said in a statement. "It's something that they can keep forever."

Here's some more info on this project! pic.twitter.com/gdELqWZbm6

— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) September 30, 2019

The Blues also received their championship rings at a ceremony last night. Local police and fire personnel helped present them.

“When the Blues Go Marching In” is depicted in the musical notation flowong through the Arch above the Stanley Cup rally held there at the end of the parade! Awesome! The #STLBlues STANLEY CUP RING!-------------- pic.twitter.com/7YkkA78g8A

— Jeremy Boyer (@JABsMusic) October 1, 2019

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