CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Police Department (CPD) reports that one of its own decided to raise money this October for breast cancer awareness.
CPD Public Relations Officer Adam Clark said School Resource Officer Seth Sullivan used his own money to purchase pink-lined police patches for October and is donated the proceeds to Susan G. Komen in Alabama. (www.komen.org/community/alabama)
“Seth purchased the patches out of pocket and the CPD will be selling them for $10 to the public,” Clark said. “They will be sold at the CPD from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Friday until we sell out.”
The Cullman Police Department Facebook page shared:
If you were at the CPD Wednesday night for trunk or treat, you may have seen School Resource Officer Seth Sullivan sporting a pink badge and a pink patch. Well, now you can own one of those pink patches and support a great cause. The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. As part of this initiative, the Cullman Police Department is selling these pink patches. Proceeds from the sales of these patches will go directly to benefit cancer research and treatment. (Susan G. Komen of Alabama). You can support the #PinkPatchProject by purchasing a patch (CASH ONLY) at the police department during business hours.
“My best friend, Pam Revels, was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2018,” Sullivan said. “She is the president of The Alabama Association of School Resource Officers and is a huge advocate for school safety. We both serve on the National Association of School Resource Officers board. Pam is doing great now. She is a sergeant over the SROs in Lee County, Alabama.”
Sullivan said Revels’ advice to women is to get their mammograms.
“Early detection can save lives,” Revels said. “I was grateful for the incredible friendships that lifted me up, and family that carried me through. Cancer is a personal journey that is different for everyone. Mindset was key for me. My favorite quote is, ‘The devil whispered in my ear, you cannot withstand the storm. I answered back, I AM the storm.’”
Sullivan said another close family friend, Shervaun, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. He said she has been cancer free for more than seven and a half years.
“Also, my father passed away from cancer in December of 2019,” Sullivan said. “I ordered a pink badge to wear on my uniform several years ago in honor of my best friend and to recognize the importance of cancer awareness. I love working in the schools and community-oriented policing, so I signed up for the Pink Patch Project and ordered some patches for our agency. It is my hope that next year we can sponsor pink badges for all of our officers.”
For more information, contact the CPD at 256-734-1434.
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