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SPD Officers not shaving in November for a good cause

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

When you think of police officers, images of Super Troopers and their glorious mustaches might come to mind. They do for me. Plus, my dad was a cop during the late 80s and early 90s, so mustaches and police officers went hand-in-hand (he also had a wicked mullet a la Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon). 

This November, some Spokane Police officers will be sporting a hairy upper lip to raise awareness and support for cancer prevention. 

“We want to evoke conversations, raise awareness and support cancer prevention, research and education,” says Officer David Kaurin. “Each of us has been impacted by cancer in one way or another; we want to do something that will help make a difference.”

Officers participating will be wearing a yellow ribbon on their uniforms and will also be donating a minimum of $50 to be excused from the department's uniform/appearance guidelines. 

All money collected will be donated to the Community Cancer Fund to fight cancer here in the Inland Northwest. 

Local company BeardBrand will be donating grooming products to help keep the officer's facial hair looking it's best. 

SPD believes in the power of its relationship with the community, and hopes individuals will follow by participating and donating to cancer research throughout the month of November. To join SPD in donating to the Community Cancer Fund visit HERE and click on the Donate button. Individuals can donate on behalf of a specific officer or someone they want to honor. 

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