July 4, 2024 — The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) unveiled a new purple domestic violence awareness patrol vehicle today during the Independence Day parade in Caldwell.

The purple domestic violence awareness vehicle was designed by The Wrap Shop in Garden City, with input from Sheriff Donahue and members of the CCSO team. It features several purple ribbons – the nationally recognized symbol for domestic violence awareness – along with the hashtag #BREAKTHECYCLE, which means ending the repetitive pattern of harmful behavior that leads to domestic violence that passes down through generations.

“We are thrilled to debut our new all-purple, domestic violence awareness patrol car today,” said Sheriff Kieran Donahue. “Domestic violence awareness is something that I am very passionate about, and I have made it a priority for my term as president of the National Sheriffs’ Association. I hope this car will bring even more awareness to an issue that is so prevalent in our society today. I understand that domestic violence is difficult to talk about, but we cannot continue to stay silent. We must do what we can to raise awareness and help change the next generation of children so they understand the importance of strong, healthy relationships.”New CCSO Badge Design

The purple domestic violence awareness vehicle also features the newly designed CCSO badge that will be worn by CCSO deputies starting in fiscal year 2025, which begins October 1, 2024. The new badge incorporates a seven-star design and nods to past badge designs worn by deputies since the agency was founded in 1891.

“As I get ready to begin my fourth term as Canyon County Sheriff, I wanted to do something to honor the sheriffs who came before me and provide a new sense of pride for the incredible men and women serving Canyon County today,” added Sheriff Donahue. “That said, this wouldn’t have happened without the input of my command staff. They played a big part in helping design our new badge and getting us to where we are today.”