Pink Badges are back for Breast Cancer Awareness month

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will develop some type of breast cancer in their lifetime.

That's why the Washington County Sheriff's Office is sporting their pink badge for the second year in a row on their class-b uniforms.

Captain Brian Rhodes, of the Washington County Sheriff's Office says "every day people approach us and thank us for our support. Saying I like the pink badge."

They are looking to spread awareness across the county, and stand in support with those affected.

"There’s probably every single person that I work with in some way shape or form, whether it’s a family member or wife who has been touched or affected in some way," says Captain Rhodes

Early detection can save lives.

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, regular screenings with mammograms have resulted in 30% fewer deaths from breast cancer.