Sheriff Authorizes Pink Badges for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Several members of the Sheriff’s Office are showing their support in the fight against breast cancer by wearing special pink badges this month.

Page updated on Oct 2, 2018 at 8:28 AM

October Pink BadgeAgain this year, Sheriff Dana Lawhorne has authorized deputies to wear the custom-made badges throughout October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This tradition first began in 2013 when 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 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.”

To learn about the importance of early detection and to get other helpful information, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation website.