Fifteen local law enforcement agencies have been awarded nearly $50,000 in state grants to purchase body armor.
As announced by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention:
“Our brave men and women in uniform go to work every single day facing unknown and often deadly challenges,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Making sure they have the resources needed to get the job done and then get home safely to their families each night is the least we can do for those who do so much for all of us.”
“Illegal firearms are a significant threat to police officers,” said Glenn Fueston, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention. “In the past three decades here in the United States, protective body armor has saved the lives of more than 3,000 police officers. Body armor is critical safety equipment for our law enforcement and corrections officers.”
Agencies within Allegany, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Howard, Prince George’s, Wicomico, Worcester counties and Baltimore City were awarded the grants.
For more information read the full announcement.