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Nebraska law enforcement to wear pink patches to help fight breast cancer

September 25, 2018

Nebraska law enforcement agencies are asking the public to support the battle against breast cancer by purchasing pink patches.

Omaha police will be among officers from 16 law enforcement agencies in the state with the option to wear pink patches on their uniforms during October, breast cancer awareness month.

The collaborative effort started in the Los Angeles area to increase public awareness about, and raise money for, breast cancer research and treatment.

“The Omaha Police Department proudly supports the Pink Patch Project for the second year,” Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said. ”We are happy to join law enforcement agencies nationwide in this effort to increase awareness for breast cancer research.”

The public can support the project by purchasing pink patches and other items emblazoned with the patches directly from the agencies involved at store.ideal-images.com/pink_patch_project/shop/home.

Metro-area law enforcement agencies will also be hosting events at Hy-Vee stores across Douglas and Sarpy Counties. Proceeds from the sales of the Pink Patch Project will benefit cancer awareness efforts.

Other participating law enforcement agencies are: the Nebraska State Patrol; the Bellevue, Boys Town, Hastings, La Vista, Papillion, Ralston, South Sioux City, Blair and Plattsmouth Police Departments; and the Douglas, Dodge, Dakota, Sarpy and Washington County Sheriff’s Offices.

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