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The Stark County Sheriff's Office is using a bubblegum pink cruiser to raise awareness about breast cancer.
The law enforcement agency on Tuesday showed off its pink cruiser for area media. The SUV has been pink since last summer and debuted during the 2016 Cruisin' for Cancer event, which raised money for Mercy Cancer Center.
Avery Dennison, a graphics company, donated the film for the vehicle wrap, and Brand Installers from Canal Fulton donated the labor, so the cruiser decoration didn't cost taxpayers any money.
"So it's a win-win for us and the community," Major C.J. Stantz said.
The cruiser has traveled to schools, the Stark County Fair and parades. Reaction from people who have seen it during the past year has been positive, he said.
The pink wrap has a matte finish and features breast cancer ribbons on the hood and sides of the car. In the backseat, where people who have been arrested sit, there's a special message, written in pink: "Look on the bright side ... you're helping raise breast cancer awareness."
Sheriff George T. Maier said the wrap likely will be taken off soon and another vehicle might get a pink wrap later.