41 municipalities in Connecticut will share in $289,000 to purchase bulletproof vests. The state's Congressional delegation announced the funding from the Department of Justice today.
The money will enable towns to buy 769 bulletproof vests. Among those using the money are Bridgewater, Monroe, Redding, Seymour and Wilton.
The delegation said in a statement that bulletproof vets are a life-saving line of defense that should be available to all law enforcement officers. They continued by saying that funding should never be a barrier to keeping First Responders safe. The Bulletproof Vest Partnership program was created in 1999.