Five officers, five wings, one championship.

For the second year in a row, the Dartmouth Police Department once again swept the competition at the Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County's wing-eating contest to raise awareness for children who have been victims of physical and sexual abuse.

On Thursday, March 28, White's of Westport was packed with local Bristol County EMS, police officers, fire fighters, members of the District Attorney's office, DCF, corrections officers, state troopers and so many more men and women, who came hungry to compete as well as raise money and awareness for our children in our local community who have or may still be going through a rough patch in their life.

Four tables were set up side-by-side, draped with paper table cloths, napkins and wet naps, all in preparation for the annual wing eating contest. One by one, teams progressed and teams came up a wing or two short. By the end of the night, there were three teams left: the Somerset Police Department, the Fall River Fire Department, and the 2018 champion Dartmouth Police Department.

Michael Rock counted down from 3, 2, 1 and shouted "Go!" The rest is history; just watch below:

Well, there you have it folks, your 2019 Children's Advocacy Center wing-eating champions for the second year in a row:

Congratulations to the Dartmouth Police Department!

The strong five-man team went into the competition like a well-oiled machine and finished strong. The last man (anchor/finisher) Shawn Souza, a.k.a. "The Golden Throat," went head-to-head against the Fall River Fire Department's final teammate, each person going wing-to-wing the entire time.


The crowd was loud, the faces of the emergency crew were stained with spicy buffalo sauce and the battle came down to the final swallow. A whistle was blown and a champion was crowned. It was a photo finish, but Dartmouth had beat out Fall River by only 2-3 more chews.

Souza threw his hands up in victory and Dartmouth supporters went wild.


The band Polish Bob and Wicked Undertoe played out the remainder of the night and most importantly, awareness and money was raised for our local children, all thanks to the Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County. For more information on the foundation and to see how you can make a difference within the Bristol County community, visit and be sure to check back next year.

Same place, same contest, same finger-lickin' friendly competition.

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