Spirit Lake Officers join fight against breast cancer


Spirit Lake Police in pink We see it all the time in the month of October, people doing what they can to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Everything from runs to bake sales, it’s a common theme.

But, it’s a simple show of support from members of the Spirit Lake Police Department that’s bringing the people together.

“In my family, my mother had breast and my two sisters have breast cancer and are survivors,” Spirit Lake Police Officer Dave Koontz said.

Koontz doubles as the school resource officer for Spirit Lake schools.

The idea to sport pink was something he and his fellow officers backed 100%.

“It was our administrative assistant Heather who had the idea that we do the Superman deal,” Officer Koontz said.

The officers in the viral picture look like superheroes, but Koontz says it shows that officers are just normal people like you and me.

“Our job is to make the community connections, especially in my job, with the administration of the schools and the kids,” he said.

Both of Officer Koontz’s sisters are now in remission.

The post on both the KHQ Facebook and the Spirit Lake Police Department’s Facebook has over 1,000 likes and views.

(story: Adam Mayer, KHQ Local News Reporter; photo: KHQ.com)