HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Officers Association Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 94, teamed up to take part in the “Pink Patch Project”, a collaborative effort between law enforcement and public safety agencies, to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink patches this past October.
“Several Sheriff Officers proposed to support a fellow officer by wearing the pink patch during the month of October and I was delighted to support the cause. Recognizing that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wearing the pink patch seemed like an ideal fit,” Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred Brown said.
Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Correctional Police Officer Henri Zilliox brought the project to his union’s attention after his mother lost her battle to cancer. FOP Lodge 94 members unanimously voted to support this project and purchased the pink patches.
Freeholder Matt Holt, liaison to the Sheriff’s Office, said, “Hearing about the Sheriff’s Officers willingness to respect a fellow officer’s request and honor the loss of their parent, showcases the depth of compassion these officers have for one another and the cause to fight cancer. The Freeholder Board supports the Sheriff’s Office in their efforts to raise funds to help those battling cancer.”
“Especially during the COVID-19 health crisis, when so many of the fund-raising activities for cancer have been cancelled, it was especially rewarding to participate with our unit and support a fellow officer who lost a family member to this devastating disease,” Brown said.