Annapolis Officers Fundraising for One of Our Own
Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer and now one of Annapolis’ finest is facing the challenge with help from her Annapolis Police Department family. Officer Brittany Artigues was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently recovering from surgery.
Annapolis Police Chief Scott Baker has authorized officers and employees to participate in a special No Shave May. For those participating the beards start growing May 1st and must be well-groomed and removed by June 1st. Female employees can join in by painting their fingernails blue or pink, usually only clear polish is allowed. Each of the participants will donate at least $30 to the Artigues family.
Officer B. Artigues not only serves Annapolis, but also serves the country as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. She is a mother with two young children and her husband is also an Annapolis police officer. Officer B. Artigues will undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
In a further effort to support the Artigues family officers will be allowed to wear a special Annapolis Police Department breast cancer t-shirt while on duty from 6 a.m. on May 29 to 6 a.m. on May 31. Uniformed officers will wear this t-shirt in place of their Class B uniform shirt, all other uniform pieces and equipment will be worn. Members of the public are also allowed to place orders for the special t-shirt. The t-shirt is $20 with the proceeds going to the Artigues family. To place an order, contact Sergeant Nicole Vaden at 410-268-9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance sales will end May 7.
For the past two years the Annapolis Police Department has participated in No Shave November. Officers and civilian employees have made donations to Annapolis-based charities, Metavivor and the Rev. Callie Johnson Matthews Scholarship Fund, for the chance to let their hair grow or paint their fingernails blue in a way not normally permitted by our regulations.