Pink Shirt Day pins for first responders and law enforcement
Feb 16, 2017
Pink Shirt Day - a nationwide initiative to end bullying - goes February 22.
This year law enforcement and first responders will be participating by wearing pins. Fish and Wildlife, Alberta Sheriffs and Alberta Corrections officers will all be donning the pin next week.
"As a former police officer and now as a fish and wildlife officer, I know it's no secret that officers and first responders are united against bullying. This pin shows our support on the job for Pink Shirt Day and what it stands for," said Sgt. Major Adrian Marr, with the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch. "Officers and other first responders are buying the pins with their own money. This shows that they are making a commitment."
Marr is credited with coming up with the idea.
"I would like to thank Sgt. Major Adrian Marr for his dedication to this creative initiative. The pin is an excellent way for law enforcement officers and first responders to demonstrate that bullying is not acceptable," added Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.
Proceeds from the pins will go towards a new anti-bullying program being developed by Big Brothers Big Sisters.
- Trevor Snell