Congressman Stephen F. Lynch today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice awarded federal funding to the following police departments in the Ninth Congressional District for the purchase of new bulletproof vests:
TOWN AWARD # VESTS
Holbrook $1,812.50 5 vests
Westwood $6,237 27 vests
Whitman $9,800 28 vests
In total, 13 cities and towns in Congressman Lynch’s District received funding through the Fiscal Year 2006 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program.
Congressman Lynch said, "According to the National Association of Police Organizations, almost 3,000 law enforcement officers have survived shootings thanks to bulletproof vests. We know that body armor saves lives, period. The problem that many towns and cities face, in our districts and across the nation, is that of cost. I have the benefit of working with our talented Police and Fire Chiefs, as well as local officials, to provide the tools that our Police an