Guy police officers are wearing pink badges in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month through October.
Each patrol car also features the recognizable pink ribbon in support of raising awareness of breast cancer.
“The City of Guy Police Department is proud to announce that, for the entire month of October, our officers will be wearing a pink badge patch on their vest carriers to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Police Chief Chris Humphrey said. “We will be doing this to show our support to victims of breast cancer and also to raise awareness about the disease and the importance of early detection.”
Each officer paid for his patch out of pocket.
Pink ribbon decals can also be found on the back passenger windows of each patrol car.
Humphrey said each of GPD’s officers, which includes himself, Patrolman Michael Alsup and Sr. Cpl. Steven Rayburn, have had a loved one affected by breast cancer.
“[All three] of us have loved ones that have been affected by breast cancer,” he said, noting officers decided to wear the badges in support of the entire community.
Alsup said GPD backs its city and looks for ways to support the community.
Because many are affected by breast cancer, and he said it’s important to stand in unity.
“I think anything we can do to show the community that we support them is great,” Alsup said. “We all have family members or friends who have been affected by cancer and this small show of support is wonderful in my opinion.”
Humphrey said he also wanted to show appreciation to Steve Thacker with Direct Police Sales in Conway for making the patches.