by Todd Quinones

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LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa., (CBS) – Sergeant Charles Swan of the Whitemarsh Township Police Department had a mustache for nearly 30 years.

On Monday it was shaved right off.

“Since I got out of high school I started growing it, and just never took it off until now,” said Sergeant Swan.

The clean cut look is all part of a mustache growing contest that started on Monday and will last for 40 days.

It’s a benefit for Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox who was gunned down in September.

“Brad was all about having a good time, having fun and not taking himself too seriously,” said Sergeant Rocco Wack of the Plymouth Township Police Department.

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More than 100 police officers and other members of law enforcement entered the ‘Stache Bash.

Categories include best overall mustache as well as most creative and most disturbing.

So far more than $10,000 has been raised.

Then men have 40 days until the final winners are chosen.

All the proceeds will go to benefit the Fox family.

Just last week, Brad’s widow gave birth to Brad Jr.

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