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Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office goes pink this month

Rebecca Nowalski
Local police during the police vigil held to honor the fallen law enforcement officers in Dallas at the Monmouth County Police Academy on July 11.

In addition to fighting crime, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is also supporting the fight against breast cancer by going pink the entire month of October.

The staff is sporting a new look with pink shirts, and the color has also been added to its fleet of vehicles, which are now marked with pink magnetic ribbons as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“It’s vital that we show our support to such a serious illness and continue to bring awareness to this important cause,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Many people are either indirectly or directly affected by this devastating disease, and we are dedicated to reinforce the message of supporting the fight against breast cancer.”

The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies are acknowledging the month with either pink police vehicles, fire trucks, badges, shirts or baseball caps, but the Sheriff’s Office was the first to sport pink magnetic ribbons as well as have its bloodhound, Skye, go pink.

“However we choose to acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important for law enforcement to stand behind this effort in support of all the courageous people who are battling the disease, have lost their lives or lost loved ones,” said Sheriff Golden.

According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated 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.

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