Sheriff's office to support breast cancer awareness

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department will show its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by using pink handcuffs, a special T-Shirt and parade float in October, according to Sheriff Gerald Robinson.

Chief Deputy Stanley James and Major Lafayette Woods Jr. both have family members who have had breast cancer.

“My great aunt had a precancerous scare, but then the real thing struck,” Woods said. “She faced a painful, frightening battle but ultimately prevailed.”

Woods suggested an official Sheriff’s Office Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt, created by Jason Long of J.L. Designs.

Additionally, Robinson and the female staff will ride along a Breast Cancer Support themed parade float in this year’s University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Homecoming Parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 in downtown Pine Bluff.

The display of support has been dubbed, “Cuffin” for the Cure.