SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A number of Springfield police officers said goodbye to their heads of hair Monday, all in the name of a good cause.
Some were definitely reluctant, but in the end about 12 Springfield Police officers shaved off their hair to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
“It’s a good thing for all of us to be a part of and to have something we can do together that benefits other people outside of us and other people who actually need it,” said Officer Kody Lane, Springfield Police Department.
It didn’t take long for the officers to go from a full head of hair to nothing, but a number of them had their families and kids on hand to watch. Some even helped a little. They’re all a part of a Relay for Life team.
Springfield Prosecutor Matt Cox also heard what the officers were doing and also decided to get his head shaved for the cause.
“These guys are great. They are all solid guys, and I don’t think they hesitated. And it’s a great cause, and there was just no doubt,” said Matt Cox, Springfield Prosecutor.
The SPD team has raised more than $2,000 and say shaving their heads is a show of solidarity to those who lose their hair during cancer treatments.
The Relay for Life event they’re raising money for is Friday and Saturday in Eugene at the Willamette High School.