The month of October is nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and police officers across Dallas are making it known that cops care about cancer too. The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas, in conjunction with the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Independent School District Police, joined forces to raise awareness about cancer, calling their campaign Proud of the Pink. This 31-day Proud of the Pink campaign is to express the care and concern that cops have for victims of cancer. Several officers have been affected by this deadly disease to some extent and are willing to do what it takes to bring awareness and raise funds for further research.
For the month of October, Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown has approved officers to don pink epaulets to signify that cops care about cancer too.
Color-coded epaulets are worn on the shoulders of various police uniforms which represent the officers’ assignment. For example, patrol officers wear green epaulets and traffic officers wear the red epaulets. However, this October, officers have the option to wear pink epaulets to show their solidarity for Breast Cancer Awareness. This will mark the second year for Dallas officers to wear pink epaulets.