Fairfax County public safety is looking a bit more colorful this October. For the entire month, members of Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Management, and the Department of Public Safety Communications are wearing pink shirts to show support for those battling cancer. The shirts are worn as a symbol of support and recognition for all those who have been touched by breast cancer.
At the Board of Supervisors meeting on October 18, all five public safety agencies will join Supervisor Hudgens in issuing a proclamation recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Additionally, the Police Department has brought back its pink cruiser which serves as a moving tribute to breast cancer victims, survivors, their families, friends, and caregivers. In 2014, the Fairfax County Police Foundation paid to paint the car pink and volunteers applied police markings. FCPD encourages anyone with a connection to breast cancer to sign the cruiser. All are invited to read and reflect on the remembrances and tributes written on the vehicle. If you see the cruiser around town, ask an attending FCPD member if you can add a name or message to the cruiser.