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‘Love the bestest and pinkest student’: Young girl writes to Ellisville police requesting pink uniform change

“I’m a kid and I can dream a little."

ELLISVILLE, Mo. — A student at Ellisville Elementary School wrote a letter to the Ellisville Police Department regarding a very serious matter.

Mya explained how much she loves pink and asked the chief to have his officers wear pink.

“I’m a kid and I can dream a little,” she wrote.

She explained how much she loves when officers wear pink in October, for breast cancer awareness month, but went on to say how much she wanted them to continue the fashion.

“The days go on and then no pink,” she wrote. “I think I might have to repeat myself because you seem unfazed, NO PINK.”

She signed the letter, “the bestest and pinkest student.”

Knowing little Mya expected a response, Ellisville Police Chief Steve Lewis sent her one.

He thanked her for her concern about the appearance of the officers and decided to honor her request with a "Pink Out Day" at Ellisville Elementary.

He said on that day, the community policing officer would wear a pink shirt.

“I’m sure with our combined efforts we can make Ellisville Elementary ‘the bestest and pinkest students!’” he wrote.