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Video: Armor Plates Given to Indy Police by 8-Year-Old Boy

September 04, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Armor Plates Given to Indy Police by 8-Year-Old Boy

A young boy who made it his mission to better protect Indianapolis police presented officers with protective plates Wednesday night.

When Officer Perry Renn was shot and killed in the line of duty, the Indianapolis community mourned his passing, but one 8-year-old boy named Jacen Troxell decided to go to work.

Troxell’s dad is a detective with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Officer Renn was his close friend, RTV 6.

After Renn was killed, Jacen raised more than $15,000 to buy special plates for the officers’ vests that provide extra protection and can stop higher caliber rounds. The plates were made by Paraclete, a brand of Point Blank Enterprises.

Jacen and his younger brother presented the officers with the new plates Wednesday night at IMPD’s North District headquarters. The cops of the northwest district were touched by Jacen’s act of kindness.

Comments (3)

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Mack @ 9/5/2014 11:12 AM

It is amazing how much our children see, and how they act upon this.

Jacen knows how much his father was affected by this and puts forth the effort to help fix this so it may not happen again.

Thank you

AusFost1 @ 9/7/2014 4:19 PM

Children do see and hear. This little guy obviously has a huge heart and it's so lovely to see something good come from something so bad. God bless him and all his blue family.

Trigger @ 9/9/2014 6:15 AM

Wow, nice to see some good news coverage for a change. This young man is wise beyond his years. God bless you Jacen.

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