Tonight, more than 80 police officers and K9 units will trade in the perp walk for the catwalk when they "walk the runway" for charity.The first ever "Cops in Couture Fashion Show" begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 and benefits the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial of Allegheny County.
The show, hosted by The Mall at Robinson in partnership with Dickerson Creative Communications, is designed to honor and remember the heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their community.
"Cops in Couture" will highlight police officers and K9 units from departments located throughout Allegheny County.
These officers have volunteered to model the latest fashion trends. In addition, Officer James Kuzak of the Clairton Police Department, who was injured in the line of duty, will be in the fashion show.
“Cops in Couture will be a fun night, but I know everyone who attends will have at heart the opportunity to honor those who so bravely protect our communities,” Shema Krinsky, director of marketing at The Mall at Robinson, said in a news release. “We owe each one of these officers our debt of gratitude.”
Christina Dickerson and Beth Swanson of Dickerson Creative Communications created Cops in Couture as a way to give back to the community that is close to both of their hearts. Swanson's father is Robinson Police Chief Dale Vietmeier and will be one of the models in the fashion show.
“We truly hope that this event will help recognize police officers in a different light," Dickerson said in a news release.
"These individuals put their life on the line each day they put on their uniform and go to work. Their personal sacrifice makes our community better and we want to show our appreciation to them and their families while we respectfully pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.” says Dickerson.
Tickets to "Cops in Couture" are $35 and can be purchased at www.copsincouture.com