WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Warner Robins Police Deparment is now proudly wearing pink!
The department is participating in the “#PinkPatchProject” for the month of October, and is the first police department in the entire state of Georgia to do so.
The project is designed to bring awareness to breast cancer, and the patches adorn the shoulder of the police officers who wear them.
Officer Robert Broussard, a 7 year veteran with the WRPD, said this project is near to his heart, “9 years ago my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went through chemo… it’s really impacted our lives.”
Yet, this project isn’t just about the importance of awareness; it’s also a positive tool for community outreach.
“I’ve been stopped by several people while on calls,” continued Broussard. “They’ve talked to me about their relationship that they’ve had with other people who have suffered from breast cancer. They’ve thanked us for our support. They’ve really had a positive influence on us.”
The public can purchase these patches for $10 dollars at the Warner Robins Law Enforcement Center. All proceeds will be donated to the Georgia Cancer Friends, a local charity aimed at supporting those fighting cancer in our area.