Kansas law enforcement donates protective gear to Ukrainian military


(WIBW) – More than 20 Kansas law enforcement agencies are sending protective gear to the Ukrainian military.

Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, was joined at a Friday press conference by Eudora Police Chief Wes Lovett, Mike Bergmeier of ShieldAg and Daniel Raucholz of Farmada. The group helped compile protective gear to send to Ukrainian military forces.

The cargo includes approximately 300 protective vests and 50 helmets.

“We have all been inspired by the courage and bravery of the Ukrainian people and very few days go by in my life without someone asking me, ‘What can we do to help the Ukrainian people?’ All of this gear is a testament to what the Kansans do when we come together,” Marshall said.

Agencies that made donations included the Carbondale Police Department, the Riley Co. Police Department, the Kansas Attorney General’s Office and the KU Office of Public Safety. Colby PD, Crawford Co. Sheriff’s Office, Dickinson Co. Sheriff’s Office, Eudora PD, Fort Hays State University Police, Haven PD, Leavenworth PD, McPherson PD, Overland Park PD, Park City PD, Wellington PD and Wichita University PD of state.

Marshall’s office will work with the Ukrainian Embassy to ship the items to Poland and then to the Ukrainian military forces.

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