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In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will carry pink handcuffs throughout the month of October.
Pink is the color used to express moral support of women with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common type of non-skin cancer in women in the United States. October is the month dedicated to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure.
DCSO deputies will utilize the pink handcuffs during arrests throughout the month to promote breast cancer awareness. The DCSO encourages women to get mammograms, and all citizens to support an organization of your choice to help bring awareness to breast cancer.