DeSoto County Sheriff's Office goes pink

During October, the deputies of the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office have chosen to support the campaign known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There is an unfortunate number of people diagnosed and affected by breast cancer each year- and some of DCSO's own deputies have lost loved ones to the terrible disease. 

To raise breast cancer awareness, forty-six deputies personally purchased special-order pink Sheriff badges. Until those badges arrive, the deputies will be sporting pink ribbon lapel pins to show their support. The lapel pins were also personally purchased and then distributed by an executive staff member. Sheriff Potter reports that he is proud of his staff for initiating and wishing to bring a greater awareness and support to this cause.

Raising awareness is more than just wearing pink. The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office deputies and employees encourage everyone to follow the recommendations by their doctor's and breast cancer foundations. This includes creating healthy habits, completing annual exams, and being educated about symptoms and warning signs of breast cancer. "Early detection can help save your life, and we're in the life-saving business.

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