12/01/2012 09:14 pm ET Updated Jan 31, 2013

VIDEO: Local Law Enforcement Fights For Hope - Highland Park-Mount Washington, CA Patch

Leo Vasquez of the Los Angeles Police Department's Communications Division stepped to the center of the ring to meet Brandon Manning, a corrections officers with the Los Angeles Sheriff Department's Central Jail.

Vasquez extended his fists, offering his opponent a chance to touch gloves before the match began. Manning, feeling no such civility, batted Vasquez's gloves away. He was ready to brawl.