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YPD goes bald for a cause

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YAKIMA, Wash- Some members of the command staff of the Yakima Police Department sported a new look today.  They made good on a promise to shave their heads to help a sick little girl.  Six-year-old Allison Ross just found out that her leukemia is back. 

Her mother will be taking about a year off from her job with YPD while Allison undergoes treatment.  Sergeant Mike Pollard issued a challenge when he heard about Allison's condition.

"I just kinda threw down the gauntlet to my folks in detectives, said you guys can donate $250 bucks, I'll shave my head and it took off from there", said Pollard.

Acting chief Greg Copeland followed suit saying he'd do it for $750.  And Lt. Mike Merryman shaved his head for $1000.  More than three thousand dollars were raised just this afternoon.  A fund for Allison Ross has been set up at Solarity credit union.