To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office went pink – with pink shirts for the staff and pink uniforms for the K-9 team. Even their fleets of vehicles were adorned with pink magnetic ribbons.
“It’s vital that we show our support and bring awareness to this important cause, and equally important for law enforcement to stand behind all the courageous people who are battling the disease, have lost their lives, or lost loved ones,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Most everyone has either indirectly or directly been affected by this devastating disease and we are dedicated to reinforce the message of supporting the fight against breast cancer.”
Many law enforcement agencies acknowledged the month with pink police vehicles, fire trucks, badges, or baseball caps, but the sheriff’s office was the first to sport pink magnetic ribbons on their vehicles, as well as have its bloodhound Skye go pink.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. There are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.