Police officers to wear Autism Awareness patches in April

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:36am
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April is Autism Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police Department

April is Autism Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police Department

Members of the Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) will be wearing light blue Autism Awareness-themed patches on their uniforms in April, which is Autism Awareness Month.

Residents can purchase these patches for $12 through retired MIPD detective Pete Erickson at pterickson@hotmail.com. All proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks, which is the largest autism advocacy organization in the United States.

At the April 6 Mercer Island City Council meeting, Mayor Benson Wong will issue a proclamation naming April as Autism Awareness month.

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