D.A., police face off for a cause in Wiffle Ball tournament

Hampden County

A friendly rivalry in Westfield Friday night.

The 10th annual Jeremiah Hurley Jr. Wiffle Ball Tournament began at Fenway Westfield. The Westfield Police Department competed against the Hampden County District Attorney’s office in what’s become a town tradition.

The tournament honors law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. It was named after Jeremiah Hurley Jr., a Boston officer who was killed in 1991.

22News spoke with Hurley’s nephew, Christopher Dolan, who said he’s humbled by his brothers in blue.

“When I think of the sacrifice that these men have paid with their lives for the protection of those who can’t protect themselves it’s very humbling being on this job and being able to do an event like this,” Dolan said.

The tournament will continue through the weekend, ending on Sunday with a championship game.

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