Pink Sheffield PD patrol car out and about as a life-saving message

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SHEFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) -  Sheffield Police officers are currently under 'code pink.'

A bright pink patrol car is out and about as a life saving message to the community during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Officers are cracking down on cancer.

"We are more than just police officers," explained officer Ray Terry. "We are husbands, fathers, grandsons, sons. We want to serve our community beyond law enforcement. Serving our community means we are serving our daughters and our children."

Officer Ray Terry's grandmother signs pink patrol car as a Breast Cancer survivorOfficers unveiled the car at a gathering Thursday. Wiping away the rain drops, officer Terry's grandmother is the first breast cancer survivor to sight the hood of the car.

Just one day after chemotherapy, Leanna Clemmons signs soon after.

"When you see something like this, it really kind of wakes people up and reminds them than everywhere you look there's cancer," she said. "Early detection is important, it could save your life."

"Signing the hood will make a great impact because you've got a lot of cancer patients who are suffering from breast cancer that will see this and it will give them hope," added Terry, "and surviving starts with hope."

Clemmons said all the pink she sees in the community is a reason for her to keep fighting. She couldn't miss seeing the patrol car. Officers hope you won't either.

Officers will auction off the hood signed by survivors at the end of the month. They would like it to serve as a symbol of hope in the community.