Enforcement's "Wish Upon a Star" program, which caters to the whims of children with life-threatening illnesses.
thousands of dollars and then get their heads shaved in a public square
in the blazing sun. Their family members and co-workers take pictures.
It sounds like a form of torture. But it's actually awesome.
Inspector Patrick Cadigan and Lieutenant Lea Militello endured their buzz cuts side by side on a raised platform in Justin Herman Plaza. At one point they held hands. At another, Cadigan smeared Militello's face with shaving cream.
"It's gonna look good," a friend noted approvingly as Cadigan's wife snapped photos of the ordeal. "He has a nice, round
head. You know some people."
other law enforcement officials were appreciating the view and awaiting
their turns. "You know I was platinum blonde as a baby," Officer Dante
Giovanelli remarked, a little wistfully.
Earlier today, Officer Giovanelli was a brunette. Now he has no hair.
assistant district attorney Richard Hechler arrived with a contingent
from the DA's office. Hechler said he raised $7,000, in part by dying
his hair green and promising a photograph of himself with a green
mohawk to anyone who donated more than $100. (Some 37 people decided this
would be worthwhile.)
to depart before Hechler embarked upon his mohawk adventure, and the
noonday sun left all of our photographs sadly washed out.