Cancer Awareness Patrol Car
If you have noticed your Sioux City Police Officers getting a bit scruffy, there is a good reason. Many of the department’s officers are participating in the “No Shave November” program. This program is devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education. With so many people being affected by this disease, we felt it was important to show our support beyond the month of November. The Sioux City Police Department will be rolling out a special patrol car that will represent our commitment to fighting cancer, finding a cure, and supporting victims. This black and white squad car will be decorated with decals to represent not only breast cancer as the pink decals may indicate, but all forms of cancer.
During the City press conference on Friday, November 17th at 10am, the car will be unveiled to the public. Also, present will be some of the Sioux City Police Officer’s Association members who are participating in No Shave November to donate funds in support of the local June E Nylen Cancer Center. While the car is decorated to show our commitment to supporting all cancer victims and finding a cure, there is a pink ribbon decal on the hood that has special meaning to city employees. City Police, Fire and other city employees were given the opportunity to sign the decal in the name of family or friends who were diagnosed with cancer to represent their close connection with this disease.
It is our hope that this vehicle will be a rolling tribute to the courage of cancer victims everywhere. We encourage cancer survivors who see this vehicle out in the community to take a photo with the vehicle and officer if available, and send it to our Facebook page. We will then display the photo with the name of the survivor to help encourage continued cancer awareness and education.