Temple PD Shows Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

TEMPLE, TX (October 27, 2020) – Residents may have noticed many Temple Police Officers sporting a slight uniform alteration this month. Officers’ badges have been emblazoned with bright pink to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“Nearly everyone can think of someone they know who has been affected by this disease,” Police Chief Shawn Reynolds said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to support members of our community who have been affected by breast cancer while also raising awareness.”

TPD Officers and civilian employees purchased pink badges and T-shirts to support the cause. In total, the department raised $1,294 this year for the Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center.

“During this unprecedented time, the support we have received continues to make an impact on patients who are battling or newly diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Sherronda Henderson, MD, interim hematology/oncology division director and fellowship program director at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple.  “The efforts by the Temple Police Department and our community help us and our patients move closer to beating cancer.”

TPD presented the check on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in front of the Cancer Treatment Center. Officers paraded past the center in their patrol vehicles to show support for patients and staff.