100 replacement vests for TPD officers - Tucson News Now

100 replacement vests for TPD officers

(Source: Tucson Police Foundation) (Source: Tucson Police Foundation)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson Police officers are getting replacements for some life-saving protection.

Approximately 100 Tucson Police officers received protective vests through a local program that generated funds over the past year through fundraising events, sponsors, grants and donations.

The Tucson Police Foundation’s “Adopt-A-Cop” program, which began in 2011, helps raise funds to replace ballistic protective vests for the patrol officers in the line of duty who wear a vest that is five years or older, according to TPF officials. They said one vest costs about $800.

“The Foundation throughout the year provides our department with resources and funds to support our mission in making not only our community safe, but also our officers safe,” TPD Chief Roberto Villasenor said. “I thank them for their efforts; they are truly our unsung heroes.”

So far, the program has provided vests to more than 300 TPD officers, though the TPF encourages donations from the community.

Those interested in donating can do so at www.adoptacoptucson.org, or call the TPF office at (520) 207-2878.

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