For the fifth consecutive year, members of the Arlington Police Department took part in "No Shave November," which raises money for charitable causes. This year, many APD members may forgo facial hair restrictions throughout the month and are also donating or raising $100 each, with all funds to go to the Dan Kelly Foundation. Members of the general public may also contribute if they so choose.

Arlington Police Dept. logoThe foundation was established in honor of retired Lt. Dan Kelly, who fought cancer for several years but ultimately died at the age of 58 in May 2023. The foundation, often referred to as DK4 for short, provides athletic opportunities for children in honor of a man who loved sports and believed it was important that every child have the chance to be an athlete. Its next major public event, "Irish Night," is scheduled for March 15, 2024.

The fund-raiser has a goal of $5,000. To contribute, click here >> 

APD No Shave November 2019APD personnel Fennelly, Kerr and Gallagher in late 2019.

The department’s 2022 No Shave initiative, which was extended through December, raised just under $5,825.

Police Chief Juliann Flaherty announced this year's effort a few days ago, saying, “We are excited to take part in No Shave November and support DK4 in honor of Lt. Kelly and his family.”

Pictured from left, Sgt. Brian Fennelly, Lt. Ron Kerr and Lt. Bryan Gallagher were among those who participated in the department’s No Shave November initiative in 2019.

This news announcement, based on a press release from the APD, was published Thursday Nov. 9, 2023.