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Pryor Police Raise Autism Awareness With New Vehicle

Posted at 11:24 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 00:24:53-05

Police officers in Pryor Creek are staying inclusive with their new vehicle.

Their new wrapped police SUV is in support of those who have autism, and it will be used to patrol Pryor schools.

The Autism Society says the puzzle pattern reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum.

Pryor police say the vehicle symbolizes the departments love and support.

"My son is six. He has autism. He's non-verbal, sensory processing disorder. It means a lot to be able to support this and show the community we care," said Officer Mitchell Phillips with the Pryor Police Department.

Phillips says his assistant chief came up with this idea to spread autism awareness.

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