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U.S. Senator Calls for Renewal of Body Armor Program

June 12, 2013  | 

Standing on the steps of the New Castle County Courthouse amid more than 40 police officers from a dozen different police agencies, including two officers who were saved from a gunman's bullets in February, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) called on Congress to reauthorize a program to help fund bulletproof vests for local police agencies.

Coons said Congress let the program expire last summer and a U.S. senator put an anonymous "hold" on reauthorizing it, potentially ending a federal subsidy that pays for up to 50 percent of the costs of body armor for local police officers.

Coons said the program is "a life-saver, and we need to save it to keep saving lives."

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Tags: Body Armor, U.S. Congress, Grant Funding


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