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Moline paintball competition reaches out to Dallas families

“When it hits the fan, we’re always there for each other,” said Detective Scott Williams, Moline Police Department Benevolent Association.

MOLINE, Illinois -- Local rivals are competing to help families of fallen officers in Dallas.

Related: Full coverage of the shooting that killed and wounded multiple officers in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

It was quite a scene as Moline Police squared off against the Moline Fire Department.

The winner-take-all paintball game got a little messy on Thursday morning, July 21.

Both teams were showing their best stuff at the Action Valley Paintball course on the Green Valley Sports Complex.

"The blue-red thing is always a lot of fun," said Det. Scott Williams, Moline Police Department.  "We crash into each other and give each other a hard time.  But when it hits the fan, we're always there for each other."

There's a message within the mayhem.

They're pledging $400 to help the survivors' fund in Dallas.

"We decided to do this in recognition of the officers that had fallen in Dallas," he continued.  "We wanted to promote a proper fund where people could donate."

Donors can send monetary contributions to: Assist the Officer, 1412 Griffin Street East; Dallas, TX 75215.

Checks can also be dropped off at the Moline Police Department -- 1640 6th Avenue in Moline.