Thank you for joining us at the 2024 Guns N Hoses Charity Boxing event!  Since 2003, the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment (SAFE) has been completely supported through private donations and fundraising events.  Tonight's important gathering honors our fallen but is also the primary method of raising funds to support the families of First Responders who are killed or suffer career-ending injuries in the line-of-duty.  We hope everyone here tonight will have a good time supporting this great cause.


One of the most important aspects of SAFE is the immediate financial assistance provided within 24-48 hours following the tragic loss of a First Responder in SAFE's 12-county coverage area. Often, insurance and other benefits can take weeks or even months to pay while the financial responsibilities for the family do not stop.

It is because of the incredible generosity of our donors, sponsors, and supporters, that Guns N Hoses has continued to grow.  This success has enhanced our ability to provide greater financial assistance to our SAFE families, with the benefit being raised to $40,000 in 2024!  Your generosity has provided nearly $800,000 in financial support to families following a line-of-duty death and for ongoing holiday benefits, as well as almost $100,000 in scholarships for First Responder children.


Sadly, we continue to suffer the losses of First Responders in our local communities.  In February 2023, our community was devastated by the death of KCPD Officer Jim Muhlbauer and his K9 partner Champ, followed by the tragic loss of Fairway Kansas Officer Jonah Oswald in August.  Fairway Officer Victor Buitrago and his best friend Jonah had signed up to box in Guns N Hoses and Jonah dropped out due to family commitments.  He was there to cheer for his best friend Victor, who said later that he "had no way of knowing when he was boxing that the very next death would be Jonah."  In February 2024, Independence Police Office Officer Cody Allen was killed attempting to aid wounded Process Server Drexel Mack.

Please keep all First Responders and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  Our communities owe them a debt of gratitude for their service and sacrifice.

To learn more about SAFE, visit our program page here.


Saturday, June 22, 2024

Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO

5:00 to 6:30 PM VIP Party
5:30 PM Doors Open to the Public
6:30 PM Opening Ceremony
7:00 PM First Bout



(T-Shirt Online Store will be available soon. Please check again.)

"SPOTLIGHT ON THE CAUSE" T-shirts with the BOXER NAMES on the back
are just $22.25 each
(plus tax and shipping).

Every sale of the LIMITED EDITION GUNS N HOSES t-shirt financially supports the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund (SAFE).

Place your order by close at end of day on Sunday, June 9th and receive your shirt in time for the Guns N Hoses event.

Don't miss your opportunity to make a difference in our community by supporting those who serve and protect us. 



These sponsors have donated their tables for our SAFE family members.


  • Acrisure Midwest
  • Angie and Travis Salmon
  • Aristocrat Realty
  • BesaMe Wellness/Smokey River Cannabis
  • Boyd McGathey
  • City of North Kansas City
  • Community Bank of Raymore
  • Conrad Fire Equipment
  • David and Jan Zimmerman
  • Ecco Select
  • Enterprise Fleet Management
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
  • FirstNet Built by AT&T
  • Freeman Family Foundation/FCS Family Office
  • GardaWorld Security Services
  • Great Range Capital
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • Karl Zobrist/Dentons 
  • Ken and Wanda Eidson
  • Kevin and Ronda Freeman
  • Kevin and Tracy Kirksey
  • Kiewit
  • Manheim Kansas City
  • MBPI
  • McCownGordon Construction
  • McDowell Investments
  • McGilley Memorial Chapels
  • Mitch and Tami Holthus
  • NorthPoint Development
  • Pony Express Bank
  • Raytown Police Fund for Public Benefit
  • Seymours Real Estate Investments LLC
  • Sitter Downs Arena and Horse Boarding
  • South Metro Fire
  • Terracon
  • The Downtown Community Improvement District
  • The Grant Foundation
  • Tower Properties Company
  • Turner Dental Group (2 tables)
  • Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office

  • Uppercut Loge Sponsors
  • Andrew Muehlberger, Shawnee Fire Dept., Muehlberger Lawn, Landscape and Lights
  • Andy Fenstermann, Shawnee Fire Dept.
  • Assured Vehicle Protection
  • Balderston Auto Group
  • Continental Cares
  • Creative Planning
  • IBC Traffic and IBC Carpentry
  • Kessinger Hunter and Company
  • Maj-R Thrift & Discount Stores
  • Paul LLP Trial Attorneys
  • Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline
  • The Dawg House


  • Ringside Seats
  • Ally Financial
  • BOK Financial Securities
  • Boyd McGathey
  • Brad Sprong
  • Bradley Nielsen
  • Brodie Herrman
  • Chief Jim Lynch (Retired)
  • Dan Heckman
  • Janet Schrick
  • Jeff Anthony
  • Mindy Rocha/CJ Industries
  • Mitch and Tami Holthus
  • Mosaic Life Care
  • Boxer Sponsors
  • BB Blinds
  • Boyd McGathey (x2)
  • Bret and Christy Wilson (x2)
  • Brock Thomas
  • Crows Nest Barber and Shave Parlour
  • Emily Brown
  • Eric and Whitney Guettermann
  • Great Range Capital
  • Hendrick Collision Center of KC
  • IAFF Local 64 (x2)
  • Irv and Ellen Robinson Fund
  • Missy Leggio
  • MMGY Global (x2)
  • Olathe Police Department
  • Retail Grocers Association of KS and MO
  • Rick and Allison Armstrong 
  • Steve and Julie Beamer (x2)
  • Tim Dollar
  • Tim and Cathy Moyer
  • Topsy's, Bob Ramm (x2)


  • Other Donors
  • Block Real Estate Services
  • MedDevelopment
  • Sandy Cohen
  • The Seay Family

Contact Us

Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission
Questions? Please contact Tami Holthus, KCMCC Marketing and Events Director


Municipal Auditorium, West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO, USA

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