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Packers postpone 'Battle of Badges' after firefighter death

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Posted at 4:31 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 17:36:04-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Packers announced Thursday that the planned "Battle of the Badges" football tournament has been postponed in light of the tragic shooting in Appleton that resulted in the death of a firefighter.

The tournament had been scheduled for this weekend at Titletown. It has now been postponed until a later, to-be-determined date.

"The Packers’ deepest condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the firefighter who was killed, and our thoughts are with all of those injured and affected by the shooting," a Packers news release states.

A firefighter was killed following a shooting in downtown Appleton on Wednesday evening. Police are investigating.