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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information: Domrose #563 ~ 630.407.2010

Monday, October 20, 2014

“Display Red” be “Too Smart Too Start” says Sheriff Zaruba

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Sheriff Zaruba asks the citizens of DuPage County to join together with the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office and communities across the nation to raise awareness about drugs and to show support for healthy, drug-free lifestyles as we celebrate National Red Ribbon Week, October 20-26, 2014. 

Sheriff Zaruba along with the employees of the DuPage County Sheriff Office are pledging their commitment to drug abuse prevention by wearing red ribbon pins that will be worn on their person or a magnetic red ribbon on the squad car. 

The Red Ribbon Celebration brings communities together to raise awareness regarding the need for alcohol, tobacco, drug and violence prevention, intervention, and treatment. The Sheriff’s Office wants to educate individuals, families, and communities on the effects of drugs and the positive choices available to our youth and adults. 

        “The Red Ribbon is a symbol of zero tolerance for illegal drug use and a commitment to drug abuse prevention,” Sheriff Zaruba said. “I ask the community to display a red ribbon as an act of unity across the nation. Working together as one to show a sense of community and shared values,” he continued. 

Red Ribbon Week was established by Congress in 1988 to commemorate the work of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, who was murdered in the line of duty in 1985 and has come to represent the belief that one person CAN make a difference in the fight against drugs.  

For more information on programs the Sheriff’s Office offers go to www.dupagesheriff.org .