Loudoun County, VA (October 19, 2015) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office joined law enforcement agencies from around the nation in raising awareness about breast cancer by unveiling the agency’s first-ever cruiser outlined in pink.
The cruiser was presented to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office by Terry’s Body Shop in Purcellville on October 16th, which is National Mammography Day and held during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Members from Terry’s Body Shop outlined SHERIFF in pink as a public service and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office badge was also outlined in pink through Loudoun County Fleet Management.
“Like many of our citizens, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has been coping with loss after seeing two of our employees bravely battle this disease before passing away in recent weeks,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. “In honor of those employees and those battling cancer everywhere, we want to help raise awareness, as early detection is the best cure,” Sheriff Chapman added.
Deputy Michael Bell, a 5-year member of the agency, will drive the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office cruiser in honor of his mom, who is a three-time breast cancer survivor. Deputy Bell is a member of Patrol in the Field Operations Division and is assigned to the University Station service area.
The cruiser is a 2014 Dodge Charger and has been part of the fleet since that same year.
In the coming weeks residents will also see magnetic ribbons affixed on many Loudoun Sheriff’s cruisers in honor of Sgt. Sara Tresselt and all those affected by cancer. Sgt. Tresselt passed away on September 11, 2015, after a valiant battle with cancer. The proceeds from the ribbons, which will be available for individual sale, will benefit Relay for Life and the Sara’s Stars charity.