DALLAS - October means a lot of different things to folks around here. Cooler temps and corny dogs at the State Fair. But October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and DPD has decided to go pink.
“The pink epaulets was an idea that was born just about a year ago where we were thinking how can we get police officers more involved in cancer awareness,” said Deputy Chief Melik Aziz.
So the Black Dallas Police Association is selling pink epaulets. They cost cops $8, but 100% of the proceeds will go to breast and prostate cancer research.
Normally the epaulets tell folks what department these officers work in, but these pink epaulets let people know these cops stand with those who are in the fight of their life.
“We are affected by things that matter to the citizens and the general population and the world, cancer being one of those,” said Deputy Chief Aziz.
“To see them go out and change into this for the month, it's very nice,” said Sgt. Laura Beattie
Sgt. Beattie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. She's a survivor. She says it came as no surprise that DPD is showing its true colors.
“I think this department helped me get through it. They were very forgiving, for a lack of better words. I think they kept me in my house. They are why I`m still here today,” Sgt. Beattie said.
Dallas PD says this is more than just a sign of support.
“It’s a great thing for the police department to show that we are more than just people who go out and arrest people. We have something to give back,” Deputy Chief Aziz said
This is one killer we'd all like to see arrested.