Fryeburg M.E. – On May 28th 2015 Fryeburg Selectmen voted unanimously to allow the placement of purple domestic violence awareness ribbons on the Police Department’s cruisers and make them part of the permanent scheme. The ribbons were requested by Chief Joshua Potvin to help officers spread domestic violence awareness while on patrol.
Fryeburg Police joined domestic violence advocates and supporters at Bradley Park on Main Street in Fryeburg today for the unveiling of the ribbons. Lifelong resident and domestic violence survivor Donna Woodward placed the final ribbon on the cruiser at the ceremony.
“The ribbons will be a great additional to our cruisers and I am pleased to have the Selectmen’s support in helping spread domestic violence awareness. The ribbons display our ‘no excuse’ approach to these types of crimes. It is our policy to ensure those affected by domestic violence receive the proper support they need and to hold their offenders accountable” – Chief Joshua Potvin