Volunteers with the Tulsa Police Chaplaincy Corp will have extra protection when they are called to dangerous crime scenes.
Vest For Life, a non-profit organization, provides free body armor to law enforcement across the country.
Today, the group donated ballistic vests to each of the 17 Police Chaplains, plus a few extra for other police officers.
It was the largest one day donation in the program's history. It was valued at $25,500.
The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene recently reported that an estimated 236,000 police officers did not have body armor to protect them.
Vest For Life says it has donated 1,450 vests free of charge since May 2009.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
"Bulletproof Vests For Chaplains"
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