ALBANY, N.Y.—Recent awarding of $1,402 to purchase bullet proof vests was announced by Sheriff Michael Amato.
The funding was applied for June 2014 to help purchases four new bullet proof vests for deputies at the sheriff’s office.
The total grant is a fifty percent match for the vests.
“This award is a great help not only reducing the cost of these vests but being able providing deputies with this very important piece of equipment so fast,” said Sheriff Amato.
Deputies are currently in basic school and will have the vests before finishing training.