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Sarasota PD goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month

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SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - Sarasota Police officers will be showing support to the effort to raise breast cancer awareness wearing pink badges in October, the national Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Officers will sport the new badges or the mourning bands on their current ones to raise awareness and support the victims and those fighting the disease. Officer Kimberle Vespia proposed the pink badge idea to Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino. 

"I thought it was important because breast cancer is a disease that affects everyone," Vespia said. "Seeing that people abd the public generally look at officers as authoritative figures, this gives us a chance to show our human side."

The North Port Police Department, Longboat Key and Venice Police and the Lee County Port Authority Airport Police will join SPD in this effort as well.
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