LR police sport pink patrol car for breast cancer awareness

Officer walks a beat and beats cancer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- October is also known as breast cancer awareness month; pink ribbons, pink shirts, pink hats, and now a pink police car.

Officer Laura Pritchett with Little Rock police is a breast cancer survivor.

“I was driving down Rodney Parham earlier, and this lady turned around and just got a big smile on her face,” said Pritchett.

Pritchett was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2009.  She's not only spreading awareness through her pink cop car, but through her male canine partner Titan.

“You can see he’s wearing a pink collar.”  This snazzy pink collar is catching the attention of the community and the pink car is turning heads.

 

Breast cancer survivor Hazel Rice said this branding shows her how police are there for the community physically and mentally.

“There are more and more organizations supporting it, and it's really awesome to see that the city would do that,” said Rice.

Pritchett believes a supportive system can make a huge difference for someone battling breast cancer and that's why she's doing what she can as an officer and as a survivor.

There are two cop cars that will remain pink for the month of October and all of the canine dogs at the Little Rock police station will be sporting the pink collar along with Titan.


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