MPD Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness


fBy Terry Rogers

After seeing a patch company that was producing police patches in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, Chief Kenneth Brown thought it would be a good idea to not only help raise awareness but also to make money to support the fight against breast cancer.

The patches have the City of Milford seal in the center. The words “Police,” “Milford, Delaware” and portions of the seal are in pink as is the border of the patch. The hats are black and the patches have a black background.

“This was not done in honor of anyone in particular, but just to help the cause,” Chief Brown said. “We are all affected by this in one way or another. I, myself, have lost several members of my family due to cancer.”

Chief Brown said the initial idea was to place change the shoulder patches on the current uniforms to the pink patches during the month of October. The order was not expected to arrive before October 1, and Chief Brown was afraid there would not be enough time to switch out the patches. Instead, he had them placed on baseball hats for the officers to wear throughout the month. He said the patches did arrive a few days early and that next year, he will order them in time to be placed on the uniforms for the month.

The hats are being sold for $20 and the patches for $10. All profits from the sale of the hats and patches will be donated to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Anyone who wishes to purchase the hats or patches can do so at the front desk of the police department.

“We are running low on hats, so if anyone wants them, they need to stop by as soon as possible,” Chief Brown said. “We should have the patches available for awhile.”

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