Through the month of October, the Santa Paula Police Department will switch to pink patches on their uniforms during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.
Breast Cancer is an unfortunate disease that hits close to home for many, including Assistant Police Chief Ismael Cordero, who was the first to spearhead the Pink Patch Project in Ventura County, starting with Santa Paula in 2015.
“My wife is one of the lucky survivors of this terrible disease going on 6 years,” said Assistant Chief Ismael Cordero. “When this hits home, public safety is a family, Santa Paula Police Department is a family and this was one of the things our team decided we could do to support those battling the disease and let them know that they’re not fighting alone.”
SPPD will offer pink patches for a $10 donation.