The month of November had a name change among men as they honored Movember this past month. Movember is an organization created to raise awareness for men’s health. In order to show support of Movember, men grow mustaches throughout the month of November. The Macomb Police Department FOP Lodge 189 was part of this movement and officers were allowed to grow mustaches to raise awareness for men’s health. The lodge will also make a monetary donation to the cause.
On 12/2/13 Officers gathered at Blades in Macomb to celebrate the end of Movember and also to show their support for Chief Barker. In September Chief Barker was diagnosed with cancer in the lymph nodes in his neck. He has undergone three surgeries and started treatment on the 18th of November. Officers Joel Clausing, Jacob Rhodes, Anthony Johnson, Derek Wiley, Sgt’s Jim Rowland and Jason York as well as Lt. Dave Burnham and Deputy Chief Eric Lenardt all had their heads shaved as a show of support for Chief Barker as he battles his cancer. Special thanks go out to Al Brewer of Blades who volunteered his time and business to help us in our cause.
Sgt. York, Officer Tedrow and Sgt. Rowland with their Movember staches!
Lt. Burnham, Officer Rhodes, Sgt. York, Al Brewer of Blades, Officer Wiley, Sgt. Rowland, Deputy Chief Lenardt, Officer Johnson and Officer Clausing with their new hairdo’s!!!
Thanks to Al Brewer and Blades for making this happen. Al donated his time and effort for a good cause!