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HPD receiving first vests to protect officers from high-powered rifle shots
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:57:00 UT

The first shipment of heavy vests to protect Houston officers from high-powered rifle shots has arrived in the city and next week will be handed over to the Houston Police Department. Built like a sandwich board with straps, each external vest will cover an officer's abdomen with a ceramic plate on the chest and another on the back to repel shots that could fatally damage organs. Law enforcement agency leaders nationwide have been seeking ways to provide body-armor protection for officers through vests, helmets and other technology. Stored in a backpack, a protective vest can be pulled out and placed over an officer's uniform in the event of an active shooter incident.





Hot cocoa, stories, suprises treat Lubbock youngsters at 9th Santa Cops
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:59:53 +0000

A small fleet of Lubbock police cars with lights blazing and sirens blaring pulled up to Yates Flooring Center on Saturday afternoon in West Lubbock.

This was no police raid or carpet emergency.

Lubbock's finest were wrapping up a day of making pre-Christmas memories with Hub City children during the ninth annual Santa Cops event.

The department's goal in organizing the event is to provide a Christmas to children in need who probably would not have one otherwise, said LPD spokeswoman Tiffany Pelt.

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