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Sheriffs make friendly wager on Patriots-Ravens game

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian chats by phone with Baltimore City Sheriff John W. Anderson Friday. The two Sheriffs made a friendly wager on the outcome of Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens AFC Championship Game. (Photo/submitted)

Region –  Politicians are known for placing friendly wagers with their counterparts in other cities whenever there is a big game on the line, such as tomorrow’s AFC championship match  between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens. Yesterday,

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and Baltimore City Sheriff John W. Anderson got in on the fun, placing their own bet on the game’s outcome. But no matter what team ends up victorious, the real winners will be a local emergency shelter in the winning sheriff’s city.

Each sheriff plans to share half of their winnings with staff and donate the other half to a local shelter.  Should the Patriots win, Anderson has pledged to send Maryland Crab Soup from Bo Brooks Restaurant, while if the Ravens win Koutoujian has committed to send New England Clam Chowder from Legal Sea Foods.

Koutoujian said he plans to share the donation from Baltimore to the emergency shelter  REACH Beyond Domestic Violence.

“It was great to speak with Sheriff Anderson today. I always enjoy having the opportunity to talk with my colleagues from other parts of the country,” Koutoujian said. “He was clearly optimistic the Ravens will win Sunday, but I’ll take Tom Brady and Bill Belichick any day – especially this Sunday.”

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