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Dickson County Sheriff's Office debuts Autism Awareness patrol car

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 12:27:11-04

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Dickson County Sheriff has debuted the newest addition to the patrol fleet which features a blue ribbon with Autism Awareness puzzle pieces.

Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe came up with the idea to dedicate one of the Dickson County Sheriff vehicles to Autism Awareness which was designed by Dickson Graphics.

The design is present both on the hood and on the life gate.

The blue autism ribbon featured on the car was first adopted in 1999. It has since been the universal sign of Autism Awareness.

The puzzle pieces are meant to reflect how complex the autism spectrum is and the different diversity of the people and families who live with the condition.

The new patrol car is expected to be assigned to a deputy in the near future.