ARIZONA NEWS

12 Valley police departments to participate in Pink Patch Project

Oct 1, 2019, 2:50 PM | Updated: Oct 2, 2019, 8:46 am
(Facebook Photo/Buckeye Police Department)...
(Facebook Photo/Buckeye Police Department)
(Facebook Photo/Buckeye Police Department)

PHOENIX — Twelve Valley police departments will participate in an initiative this month to raise awareness and funding for those battling breast cancer.

Cassie Gaarder, a communications specialist with the Glendale Police Department, said about 250 officers from their department are participating in the Pink Patch Project throughout October in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Gaarder said officers from about 390 departments nationwide will wear the patches during the month.

“We want to get that word out there that everyone is affected and make it an approachable situation for officers,” Gaarder told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Tuesday. “We want to get that dialogue started that everyone is in this together.”

The Buckeye Police Department announced last week in a press release that it would also take part in the initiative.

Community members can purchase the limited edition pink patch for $10 at the front counter of the police department.

Proceeds from the patch purchases will go to the Pink Patch Project and its partner, City of Hope.

The collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and public safety agencies throughout the country started in 2015.

Buckeye police has raised more than $6,000 through the initiative over the past two years, according to the release.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Griselda Zetino contributed to this report.

Arizona News

Steve Chucri (Maricopa County Board of Supervisors photo)...
KTAR.com

Republican Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri stepping down, cites political toxicity

Republican Maricopa County Supervisor for District 2 Steve Chucri announced Tuesday night he is stepping down, saying in a statement the political landscape changed for the worst this year.
23 hours ago
FILE - This file photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Mark Gooch. The attor...
Associated Press

Luke airman accused of kidnapping, fatally shooting Mennonite woman on trial in Arizona

Jury selection began Tuesday in a case against a U.S. Air Force airman accused of kidnapping a Mennonite woman, fatally shooting her and leaving her body in a forest clearing in northern Arizona.
23 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Slim Chickens)...
Danny Shapiro

Valley fast-food operator to open 32 Slim Chickens in Arizona

A Phoenix company has announced plans to bring 32 locations of an Arkansas-based chicken fast food restaurant to the Valley and other cities across Arizona over the next 10 years.
23 hours ago
(AZ Legislature Photo)...
Danny Shapiro

Arizona state Rep. Frank Pratt dies following long illness

Republican state Rep. Frank Pratt died Tuesday at age 79 following a long illness, the Arizona House of Representatives announced.
23 hours ago
(Flickr Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)...
Kevin Stone

Damage to Arizona businesses from border restrictions could be permanent

The ongoing U.S. travel restrictions at the Mexican border are causing damage to Arizona businesses that might never be repaired, according to a state business leader.
23 hours ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Here are employers who are hiring in metro Phoenix

With businesses opening to full capacity and looking to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers in metro Phoenix and Arizona are looking to hire. Here's the list of employers looking for workers.
23 hours ago
12 Valley police departments to participate in Pink Patch Project