Several members of the Alexandria Sheriff's Office are showing their support in the fight against breast cancer by wearing special pink badges. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne authorized deputies to wear the custom-made badges throughout October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Deputies ordered and paid for the badges themselves after a colleague, Deputy Amy Clinton, lost her fight against the disease this summer. Many of Deputy Clinton's co-workers on Team 1B at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center, as well as deputies in other assignments, are proudly wearing their pink badges in tribute to her and in honor of several other deputies who are breast cancer survivors. Each badge has the deputy's name and a message in the center reading "Arrest Breast Cancer" and "Unlock the Cure."
The Sheriff's Office is also leading a team in Deputy Clinton's memory in the annual Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer on Saturday, Oct. 26.