Once again, Sheriff Dana Lawhorne is authorizing deputies to wear the custom-made badges throughout October in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This tradition started in 2013 when several deputies ordered and purchased the badges themselves after Deputy Amy Clinton lost her battle against the disease. Some deputies wearing them are breast cancer survivors, like Sergeant Valarie Wright (right), who share their experiences to emphasize the importance of early detection and to support others battling the disease.
In the center of the badge are pink handcuffs, a pink ribbon and a message reading “Arrest Breast Cancer” and “Unlock the Cure.”
Beginning in 2020, deputies have had to option to purchase golf-style shirts with pink embroidered lettering and patches.
To learn about the importance of early detection and to get other helpful information, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation website.