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Norfolk Police Department goes pink for breast cancer awareness

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Posted at 11:45 PM, Oct 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-08 23:45:47-04

Norfolk, Va.- October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and many don the color pink in support of the cause. The Norfolk Police Department is jumping on board with the pink theme for the rest of the month.

In addition to adding dashes of pink to their uniforms and hat bands, the police department now has a pink breast cancer awareness vehicle.

Police Chief Michael Goldsmith and his team hope to honor those affected by breast cancer.

“Many officers within the department have struggled or know someone who has struggled with breast cancer,” said Chief Goldsmith. “It’s a way to support my officers and our community members who have suffered from the disease.”

The community is loving the new pink police car. Many stop to take pictures, honk their horns, wave or show other positive support to the officers.

The Police Department sees this as an opportunity to not only enhance breast cancer awareness, but also develop and maintain community relationships. So far, the mission has been a success.