RIO RANCHO, N.M. — One 10-year-old girl received a Rio Rancho Police pin for her bravery against cancer, as well as over $2,000 from department members.
Capt. Nicholas Onken of RRPD presented Taliana Vargas and her sister Roslyn Vargas with these pins Wednesday at Dion’s on High Resort Boulevard.
Taliana was battling cancer for over a year when RRPD heard about her story. Every November, RRPD employees donate to a fight against cancer to participate in “No-Shave November” by being allowed to grow beards or, in the case of females, temporarily dye their hair blue. The money raised is donated to a local family in need, Onken said.