Police departments from Elmira, Hornell, Canisteo, alongside the Chemung County Sheriffs Department were just a few of the law enforcement represented at Wednesday nights Enforcers game.
The Elmira Enforcers took on the New York Police Department hockey team in an exhibition game. The NYPD hockey team travels all around the world to matches like this.The Enforcers are just honored to be apart of something bigger.
“I mean for us, it’s the whole theme of our team, said General Manager Marc Whitt. “I mean we want to enforce good in the community. We know how much they do and they really need to be shown in a positive light. It’s a great opportunity for us to have some fun and show off that these are individuals as well and they’re here to protect and serve.”
What seemed like a simple night of fun, actually stands for something much deeper. These men have never met each other before, yet they are apart of a rare brotherhood.
“You can be a cop anywhere in the world,” Charlie Ventichinque. “You wear that uniform you’re a cop, you get it. So it’s a brotherhood with the tightness that you just cant understand.you can’t really describe it”.
It’s a tightness you can’t understand, but one we all can respect. Wednesdays game was the first time the Enforcers have ever done something of this magnititude. When asked if they would do it again, both the general manager and spokesperson for the NYPS said, “of course”.