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Irwindale Police Department
Thursday October 1st, 2015 :: 03:05 p.m. PDT


IPD Officers display the “Pink Patch” to support Breast Cancer Awareness

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Thursday, October 1st, 7A.M.

On Thursday, October 1st, Irwindale Police Officers switched their department issued shoulder patches for a pink version, designed to show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness month during October. Thursday morning, a group of officers, civilian employees, along with Police Chief Anthony Miranda, Mayor Mark Breceda & Councilman Manuel H. Ortiz, united for a photo opportunity as they showcased the new patch. The pink patch is part of the #PinkPatchProject, which was launched a few months ago.

IPD is selling the pink patch for ten dollars, with all proceeds going to cancer research, training, and treatment for the City Of Hope. Chief Anthony Miranda said, “I am so proud of this team. They identified a great cause, in where by raising funds we believe we can help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.”

Our #PinkPatchProject centers on a vibrant pink version of our police uniform patch, which was specially designed for us by North Carolina-based Emblem Authority. All of our police officers will be wearing pink patches on their uniforms during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” in October.

The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation within the community and encourage public awareness in the early detection and fight against this disease. Sgt. George Zendejas, said “The pink patch project has been a team effort, and we have received overwhelming support in our efforts to raise funds, raise awareness and unite with those who have battled breast cancer either personally or through friends and family.”

As part of this initiative, the Irwindale Police Department is selling pink patches to the community, as well as a commemorative pink patch T-shirt and other pink patch items. Our goal is to raise $10,000.00 from the sale of these items, which will go directly to City of Hope to fund research, treatment and education needed to help find a cure. For more information on the #PinkPatchProject, visit

Our pink patches and other items can be purchased at the Irwindale Police Department (5050 N. Irwindale Avenue, Irwindale). Contact Norma Ortiz at or at (626) 430-2249 for more information.

Media Contact:
Sergeant George Zendejas, Public Information Officer
Office: (626)430-2244 EXT: 430,

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Irwindale Police Department
5050 North Irwindale Avenue
Irwindale, CA 91706

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