Merrimac Police Take Part in Pink Patch Project to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

mpdpatchMerrimac Police Department
Eric M. Shears, Chief of Police
16 East Main St.
Merrimac, MA 01860

 

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Merrimac Police Take Part in Pink Patch Project to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

A pink version of the Merrimac Police Department patch will adorn officers’ uniforms throughout the month of October. (Courtesy Photo)

MERRIMAC — Chief Eric Shears is pleased to announce that the Merrimac Police Department is participating in the Pink Patch Project this month.

The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort between public safety agencies nationwide to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support cancer research organizations.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Merrimac Police officers will have the option to wear the pink patches purchased by the Merrimac Police Association in order to show support for all those who have battled – or still are battling — breast cancer.

The department’s participation also serves as a show of support for Newburyport Police Officer Meg Tierney, who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

“Meg has been an inspiration with her openness throughout her fight, and we’re honored to support her and everyone impacted by this invasive cancer,” Sgt. Richard Holcroft said. “It is very important that we bring awareness for early detection and work to make sure that people who are fighting know they are not alone.”

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