Springfield K-9 Unit Receives Badges


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Springfield Police K-9′s are receiving badges on their collars for the first time in the department’s history.

Hampden County Physician Associates purchased and donated the badges to help raise awareness for colon cancer.

Former Springfield Police Chief Ernest Stelzer died of colon cancer. Now, his widow, Debbie, wants to remind people just how important it is to get checked.

“…and it’s not a topic that people want to talk about. They will talk about just about anything else, but they don’t want to talk about the colon and it’s so easily detected, and so easily cured when detected early,” says Debbie Stelzer.

Hampden County Physician Associates is offering free phone screenings to check your risk. You can call them at (413) 732-4369 for the five minute call.