A Harrisville moose lodge committee works hard to protect its local police force.
Moose lodge members presented Harrisville, Pennsboro, and Ritchie County Police Departments with bullet-proof vests tonight.
Each vest is custom made for police officers to provide comfort and full movement.
Moose lodge committee members secured the vests for half of the price through the Safe Surfin’ foundation, an organization committed to protect against internet crime.
According to the lodge committee chairman, without the community, the project would have never been possible.
“There was a lot of people that put a lot of work into the event to make it happen,” said Jim Turner, chairman of the committee. “And when I asked the community for different donations and monetary donations from businesses and churches and civic organizations they were really great about stepping up to the plate.”
Although the Harrisville moose lodge has no plans to order more vests, police departments in West Virginia can use as many as they can get.
According to Turner, there are over 200,000 officers in this state that still do not have adequate bullet proof vests.