HERKIMER — In the first Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross, the Herkimer Fire Department narrowly edged out the win over the Herkimer Police Department, according to the Herkimer Police Facebook page.

While the actual amount totaled wasn’t included in the post, it did state that "The TRUE winners are the 213 people that your donations will be able to help."

The drive exceeded its goal of 56 units of blood donations, and received 71 units total.