Cave City Police Department receives 9 bullet resistant vests through donations

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Cave City police department is better protected with brand new high-grade bullet resistant vests.

Nine vests were donated to the Cave City Police Department by a national non-profit organization called In-Vest U.S.A. The Cave City Police Chief said the vests help the department stay prepared for the worst-case scenarios.

“They’re not vests that you wear every day. They’re used for things like search warrants or an active shooter. Hopefully we never have to use them for that, but if it ever did arise, with these vests we could go in and take care of that problem,” said Chief Terrill Riley said.

The vests that Cave City police wear everyday can protect them from a handgun bullet, but if hit by larger firepower, police are left unprotected.

“These vests are designed to stop rounds such as assault rifles and things of that nature. Your regular vest would just stop rounds fired from like a handgun,” said Riley.

Community members in Cave City helped raised money for the vests, each costing $700. According to In-Vest’s website, 400,000 officers across the nation do not have protective vests.

“We want to take advantage of every safety equipment that we can to take care of our children, adults, everyone,” said Cave City Mayor Dwayne Hatcher said.

Last year Edmonson County Sheriff’s office and the Brownsville Police Department also received a donation from the non-profit.

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