A Fort Collins manufacturer of body armor has donated several protection vests to a handful of police departments along the Front Range with the intent of outfitting school resource officers.
This week, the Loveland Police Department accepted six protective vests from Steel Ops. Departments in Thornton, Platteville and Mead have also accepted the heavy armor.
Joe Trimbath, Steel Ops operations manager, said each vest contains enough steel plating to be “more than capable of handling any of the threats seen lately.”
Trimbath said the company has begun to donate specifically to school-based officers in light of the nation’s school shootings.
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Source : Denver Post