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Belvoir Hospital Police badge pink in October to raise breast cancer awareness
Belvoir Hospital Police badge pink in October to raise breast cancer awareness
(Department of Defense photo by Reese Brown)
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Public Affairs

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (September 15, 2017) -- Members of the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH) Police Department will don new pink badges throughout the month of October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

”The Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is a beacon for hope and support for so many men, women, and children that have been impacted by breast cancer,” said Chief of Belvoir Hospital Police, Andrew Holtz. Holz and his officers felt that it was important to let the community see that FBCH supports them.        

Since opening in Aug. 2011, the Fort Belvoir community has always gone above and beyond in supporting awareness for breast cancer. As each year passes, the support continues to grow with more events and especially greater participants. FBCH Police Department, Deputy Chief of Belvoir Hospital Police, Scott Legge wanted to be able to show that they also support breast cancer awareness. “As a law enforcement agency,” said Legge, “we decided what better method of showing our support than authorizing the wear of pink police breast badges.” 

While the officers have had people asking for the badges as souvenirs Chief Holtz is quick to let them know they aren’t fake, “The pink police breast badge is an official police badge that has the same control standards as any other police badge. So I hope staff understands why we cannot give them away.”