Introducing HOPE: The Cancer Car – Laurens Police Department’s Symbol of Strength and Unity

March 25, 2024

Last week, the Laurens Police Department proudly introduced its latest addition to the fleet. Dubbed “HOPE: The Cancer Car,” this repurposed Dodge Charger stands as a symbol of law enforcement and hope, strength, and unity in the fight against cancer.

The transformation of this vehicle from a standard cruiser to a vibrant symbol of solidarity was made possible through the tireless efforts of Margaret Ruse, whose dedication and vision guided months of meticulous work.

With the generous support of several sponsors, including Global Public Safety, Code 3, Westin, Fully Involved Events, Riverside Garage, Big Air, Estesaws, and Dale Byers Detailing, the Laurens Police Department was able to bring this inspiring project to fruition without any burden on taxpayers.

Every aspect of HOPE has been carefully crafted to honor cancer survivors and to commemorate those who have lost their lives to the disease. From its custom graphics to its striking pink lights and rims, each detail serves as a poignant reminder of the ongoing battle against cancer and the resilience of the human spirit.

Chief Copeland emphasized the significance of HOPE, saying, “This vehicle is more than just a car; it represents our community’s commitment to supporting cancer research, raising awareness, and standing in solidarity with those affected by this disease.” He added, “Keep an eye out for HOPE at special events.”