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Fire chief rings the best bell in friendly fundraising competition

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BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

Top officials in Washington County faced off in a friendly bell-ringing competition to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle, Beaverton Police Chief Geoff Spalding and Tualatin Fire & Rescue Chief Michael Duyck rang the bell for the organization at Fred Meyer, 11425 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, on Tuesday afternoon.

They all agreed to see who could raise the most money. Last year, Doyle was the winner, but the Beaverton Police Department brought in a secret weapon this year.

A K-9 team accompanied the chief to the store.

In the end, the presence of a crime-fighting police dog didn't matter. The fire department was the runaway winner.

Along with the money collected in the Salvation Army's red kettles for each team, donations were also accepted online. Duyck and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue garnered $632 in donations.

The mayor came in second with $282, while the police department earned $156.

All funds from the "ring-off" will go toward The Salvation Army of Hillsboro, which uses the proceeds for its services in Washington County, including food box distribution, hot meals and holiday food and toy boxes.

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