Annapolis police officers will be allowed to grow out their facial hair and paint their nails to raise money for a fellow officer diagnosed with breast cancer.
For the month of May, the department will be raising money for Officer Brittany Artigues, who was diagnosed with breast cancer.
According to spokesman Sgt. Amy Miguez, Artigues underwent surgery April 23 and will require chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
So the department is raising money and asking the public for additional support for Artigues and her husband, fellow Annapolis police officer George Artigues.
As part of the fundraiser, officers who want to take a break from staying freshly shaven can donate at least $30 and let their facial hair relax for a month.
In addition, officers will be allowed to wear a special T-shirt while on duty at the end of the month.
Between 6 a.m. May 29 and 6 a.m. May 31, officers will be allowed to wear the shirt in support of the Artigueses. All other pieces of their uniform will be standard.
The department will be selling the shirts for $20, with all proceeds going to the Artigues family.
To place an order, call Sgt. Nicole Vaden at 410-268-9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advanced sales end Monday.