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2018 Battle of the Badges

  • Joel Rodgers

One fights crime, the other fights fires – but on April 28 they’re fighting (boxing) each other.

April 27th from 6-8pm at the Dare Day Club Pool located at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel Bossier City Louisiana for the 2018 Battle of the Badges Weigh-In Pool Party!

Come support your favorite local #Firefighter or #PoliceOfficer as they weigh in for their upcoming bouts!! Get your fight tee, meet our 2018 BOTB ring girls and enjoy a few drinks. Enjoy great music from DJ Dayton and food from BeauxJax Mobile Cajun Eatery!

The Bossier City Firefighters have teamed up with First Chance, a non-profit organization that provides trauma kits and physician led training to law enforcement personnel across Louisiana, to bring you the 2018 Battle of the Badges.

All proceeds will go to The Bossier City Firefighters Association Benevolent, Education, and General Fund as well as to First Chance. We thank the Bossier City / Shreveport area for all of the continued support!

The event will be held at the Horseshoe Riverdome. Doors will open at 6:00 PM with the event beginning at 7:00 PM.

Must be 21 years old to enjoy the battle.


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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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