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JeffCo Sheriff`s Office patrol car painted pink for a good cause

The car will be used to patrol Jefferson County in October and will be assigned different patrol areas and events in the county to raise awareness of breast cancer. (Photo: Wil Raines) The car will be used to patrol Jefferson County in October and will be assigned different patrol areas and events in the county to raise awareness of breast cancer. (Photo: Wil Raines)
Sheriff Hale poses by the car with outreach coodinator Sarah Grogan. (Photo: Wil Raines) Sheriff Hale poses by the car with outreach coodinator Sarah Grogan. (Photo: Wil Raines)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

A patrol car at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has a new paint scheme. The paint job might not strike much fear into the hearts of criminals, but it still might just help a good cause.

The patrol car has been painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The car will be used to patrol Jefferson County in October and will be assigned to different patrol areas and events in the county to raise awareness of breast cancer.

"We love our football here in the south, especially in Alabama. If the NFL can wear pink on their uniforms, then certainly we can do our part to bring attention to this terrible disease," Sheriff Mike Hale said.

"I can't think of a better way for us to shed light on it and honor those affected than this pink patrol car that represents this office and the citizens that we serve. It is difficult to find a family not affected in some way by breast cancer, including my own and many others in the Sheriff's Office and across this county, state and nation. We must keep the pressure on until we defeat this cancer. Strides are being made but the job isn't done just yet. We have to keep the pressure on, keep the spotlight on it and fight it until it is no longer an issue," Hale said.

Hale says Jefferson County deputies are also excited about the patrol car.

"Our deputies are fighting to get to drive this car. That doesn't surprise me and speaks to their character. I'm humbled by that, I love them for it," said Hale.

All of the paint and striping work was donated by the local companies Rozar's Auto Paint Supply, Michael Automotive and the Graphics Shop. The sheriff's office specifically thanked Michael Buxton, Paul Jones and Paul Pitts from those companies for their generosity in the pink painting project.

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