Alderman Matt O’Shea’s “Get Behind the Vest” Pancake Breakfast

John Gordon, Project Manager - Chicago Police Memorial Foundation

Illinois Community

Statistics from the Chicago Police Department show that 75% of Chicago police officer line of duty deaths have been gunfire related. A bulletproof vest proves to be a vital piece of equipment, but the piece isn’t bulletproof forever. Vests lose their effectiveness and need to be replaced every 5 years. At $500 or more per vest, in addition to other equipment and uniform expenses, the costs can quickly add up for a police officer. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is raising funds to purchase replacement bulletproof vests for Chicago police officers in need.

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