Sheriff’s Office to Wear Pink Badges for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office is continuing an annual tradition by allowing its deputies to wear pink badges in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Deputies began wearing the custom-made badges after Deputy Amy Clinton died of breast cancer in 2013.

In the center of the badge are pink handcuffs, a pink ribbon and the messages “Arrest Breast Cancer” and “Unlock the Cure.”

This year, Sheriff Dana Lawhorne is also allowing deputies to wear golf-style uniform shirts with the pink badges embroidered on them.

“Some deputies wearing pink badges are breast cancer survivors who share their experiences to emphasize the importance of early detection and to support others battling the disease,” the Sheriff’s Office said on social media.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in women, and one in eight women are at risk of contracting it in their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Sheriff Dana Lawhorne has authorized deputies to wear the custom-made badges throughout October, which is National…

Posted by Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia on Friday, October 2, 2020

Photo via Alexandria Sheriff/Facebook

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