The Paris Police Departments’ newest officers are set to receive level 4 vests and ballistic helmets thanks to generous donors in the community.
“These adoption drives go so much deeper than just the donations,” said Lamar County Adopt-A-Cop president Amanda Willows.
The six officers, who were sworn in on June 20th, were placed up for “adoption” on at midday on Wednesday and within 30-minutes they were all adopted.
“It is a true showing of the support and love this community has for our officers.”
The following officers were adopted by these local businesses and families:
Officer Derek Bristow – Vest has been provided by Susan & Joey Bristow, helmet provided by Taco Delite.
Officer Stetson Henderson – Vest and Helmet provided by Taco Delite.
Officer Dylon Rushin – Vest and Helmet provided by Taco Delite.
Officer Daniel Murphy – Vest and helmet provided by Officer Murphy’s church family.
Officer Tyler Anderson – Vest provided by Known Name Roofing & Construction, LLC, helmet provided by Taco Delite.
Officer Jeremy Helms – Vest and helmet provided by Mattress Factory Outlet of Paris.
Level IV Body Armor Bulletproof Vests are tested to withstand high caliber rifle rounds in addition to standard small arms calibers and pistol calibers. Tactical operators and law enforcement officers utilize this type of body armor on critical missions to keep themselves safe and have protection against most ammunition types that may be encountered.
“Our board is so thankful for everyone who has joined us in sending this uplifting message to our officers,” added Willows.