It’s estimated that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Almost all of us know someone who is either right now or has in the past bravely battled this disease. In a show of our unwavering support to those affected by breast cancer, Prince George’s County Police Officers are proudly wearing pink badges to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our officers purchased more than 500 of the badges, helping raise more than $2,500 for Susan G. Komen Maryland.

One of our officers, Sergeant Sonya Lancaster, is a breast cancer survivor. Please take a moment to hear her thoughts on the PGPD badges and the effort to raise awareness and funding for those impacted by this disease. We thank Sergeant Lancaster for bravely sharing her story.

Last Friday, Chief Hank Stawinski presented a check for the money raised by the sale of the pink badges to a representative of Susan G. Komen Maryland. The presentation took place at 11:00 am at the “Chief on the Go” event at the National Harbor.