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Fayatte Co. deputies turning lockouts into fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 16:30:36-04

FAYATTE COUNTY, Ind. -- The Fayatte County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to turn routine lockouts into a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For the entire month of October, officers will be accepting donations as they perform lockouts for citizens.

"This has been a service we have provided for free for the past several years and will continue to do for free starting back up in November,” the department said. “However, with October being Breast Cancer Awareness month we will be accepting donations for this service.”

The Sheriff and each Deputy will be carrying a pink container . When a citizen calls dispatch to request a deputy come to unlock a vehicle, dispatch will inform them about the donations.

Once on scene, the deputy will gladly accept any donation for unlocking the vehicle -- anything from a penny to whatever you feel led to give. (Keep in mind the average price from most businesses will be around $50-$75, to do this)

The officers will keep track of the donations in their report on the incident. At the end of the month, all money collected will be donated to the Fayette County Cancer Society to help individuals in Fayette County in their battle against this terrible disease. If you don't lock your keys in your car, but would still like to donate, you may stop down at the Sheriff's Department, Monday thru Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. to donate to an officer in person.

About one-in-eight women (12%) will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. In 2017, 252,710 new cases are expected to be diagnosed. These are staggering statistics and the department wrote on Facebook that they want to do their small part in a huge battle. 

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