Law officers observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Police and deputies wear pink badges
Last updated 10/4/2023 at 8:45am
RITZVILLE – Law enforcement officers across Adams County are sporting pink badges in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Both the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Othello Police Department announced the badges in social media posts.
Deputies will wear the pink badges from Monday, Oct. 2, through the end of the month.
“Our dedicated law enforcement deputies will be wearing pink badges as a symbol of our solidarity with those diagnosed with breast cancer and to raise awareness about this critical issue,” Sheriff Wagner said. “Breast cancer affects millions of people around the world, and it is crucial for us to come together as a community to show our support and contribute to finding a cure.”
In displaying the badges, the sheriff said he hopes residents will make a donation to Kadlec Tri-Cities Cancer Center in Kennewick to help support cancer victims.
The badges were purchased by the Adams County Deputies Association, Wagner said.
“Their support showcases the dedication of our law enforcement community to making a positive impact beyond our daily duties,” he said.
In Othello, the department not only has pink badges, but has T-shirts for sale, with proceeds supporting local breast cancer victims.
The shirts can be purchased by emailing [email protected].
“Let’s stand together against breast cancer and show the strength of our unity,” Sheriff Wagner added.