Windsor Locks police 'go pink' for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Windsor Locks Police Department is going pink for October. (WFSB)

The Windsor Locks Police Department is going pink for October, to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Officers will be donning pink shirts under their uniforms, and they have placed pink ribbons on all of their vehicles.

"It really came from the men and women in the department. Everybody has been affected somehow,” said Windsor Locks Police Chief Eric Osanitsch. "Little things we can do with the pink shirt, the ribbons on the car... kind of get everyone thinking about it this month."

After seeing other departments across the country show their support for the cause, Osanitsch said they had shirts made to wear this month.

The front of the shirt has the department’s logo, while the back of the shirt reads “Arrest Breast Cancer…Unlock the Cure.”

"We're really looking to get more involved with the community and show that the officers are much more than law enforcement,” Osanitsch said.

For the people who live in Windsor Locks, they said this gesture is a touching one.

"I think it's tremendous, because my sister has breast cancer, if I had a pink shirt ... I'd be wearing one today,” said Gabriel Teixeira, of Windsor Locks.

Longtime residents said they’re not surprised the department decided to do this.

"They are awesome, awesome, awesome policemen,” said Anita Gasparino, of Windsor Locks.

Even just a few days in, the police chief said they’ve been stopped, and thanked for getting involved in the push for a cure.

"And we really appreciate their support in this also,” Osanitsch said.

The police department will continue to wear the shirts and have the stickers on their cars until Nov. 1.

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