Pink Patch Month
Emporia police officers will raise awareness by wearing pink patches on their uniforms. This is the first year for the Pink Patch Project, and the Emporia PD hopes these patches will encourage more people to get regular medical check-ups. Officers will also hand out mini pink patches to those that are fighting cancer, family members or caregivers.
On Thursday, Sergeant Lisa Sage organized a reception for staff at the Emporia Cancer Center and for the women who volunteered their time to sew patches on the officer's uniform shirts. Each seamstress received a recognition plaque for their work, signed by the officers whose shirts they sewed. The cancer center staff received a plaque with the patch to display showing the support of the men and women in blue.