NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s a big day for law enforcement agencies in New York and New Jersey when it comes to bulletproof vests.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday that $1.48 Million in inVEST partnership grants will provide 4,728 bulletproof vests for 24 law enforcement agencies including the NYPD, Nassau And Suffolk County Police Departments.
“When our brave law enforcement officers go to work to keep our communities safe, we owe it to them to do everything we can to keep them safe,” said Schneiderman. “The inVEST Partnership grants we are announcing today will arm thousands of brave officers across New York City and Long Island with life-saving vests they might not otherwise have, adding a critical layer of safety to one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.”
As WCBS 880’s Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, the sister of fallen Nassau Police Officer Arthur Lopez, Cheryl Lopez, agrees.
Officer Lopez was killed by gunfire two years ago; he was not wearing a bulletproof vest.