This week after Deputy Robin Opela’s interview on KOCO Channel 5 News concerning Cancer Awareness the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa sent her a gift in the mail. Deputy Opela was very surprised that PCSO in Iowa took time to send her these heartfelt gifts.
Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputies have a bit of a change to their uniform this month as most are wearing pink badges in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Sheriff Mike Booth said Pottawatomie County is also home to a town named Pink.
The badges were purchased by the deputies themselves, with $10 of the $55 price tag going to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Booth said nearly all of the deputies chose to buy and wear the badges to support breast cancer awareness and support the fight against all types of cancers.
Booth said cancer has touched everyone in some form or another and deputies hope to make a difference.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month takes place every October. It evolved from a Day of Unity first observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates for survivors of abuse across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became a special week when a range of activities were conducted at the local, state and national levels, and has since grown to become a federally observed month of awareness and action on domestic violence.
Across the country, families and friends of victims have gathered during Domestic Violence Awareness Month to remember and honor their loved ones who have lost their lives at the hands of a person they once loved and trusted. Shelters and local programs raise awareness about the crime of domestic violence in their communities, and local governments recognize our collective efforts to end violence.
Please join us in court room 1 October 28th 2016 at 3:30 pm for our Domestic Violence Awareness Awards which is open to the public. For more information contact Sgt. Scott Hawkins by email: firstname.lastname@example.org