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Parsons Police to Wear Pink Bands

10/01/2022

Pink Badge and Band             October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Parsons Police Department is allowing officers to wear pink mourning bands over their badges in support for breast cancer research and in remembrance of those lost in their fight with this deadly disease. The mourning band is a sign of respect and is usually reserved for fellow officers that have passed or killed in the line of duty.

                "A normal mourning band is black in color but with pink being the color for breast cancer awareness it is fitting for this month that our mourning bands are pink," according to Deputy Chief Dennis Dodd.

                Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in 1985 in order to create awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The Parsons Police Department has staff members that have been affected by this deadly disease and its members are active in raising awareness for its cure.

                Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks Said, "it is so unfortunate that this disease is so common that almost everyone has been personally affected or knows someone that has been. When staff asked me if I would support the Pink Mourning bands, I immediately agreed because I understand how deeply this disease can hurt family, friends and loved ones all over the world."

                For more information on breast cancer visit https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month/ and see what you can do to help or to be educated on self-testing procedures, treatments and diagnosis. No one should have to fight alone.

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