Nearly 2,000 pieces of data protection equipment will be sent to Ukraine, according to DeWine – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

OHIO — Governor Mike DeWine announced this week that nearly 2,000 pieces of personal protective equipment donated by Ohio law enforcement across the state will soon be sent to Ukraine.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol coordinated the collection of donations and delivered the 1,996 pieces of personal protective equipment to an undisclosed location in the Cleveland area on Friday.

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“I am so grateful to all of the law enforcement agencies who took the time to collect their unnecessary equipment and donate it to our friends in Ukraine who are fighting for their lives,” DeWine said. “I also commend the Ukraine Relief Fund and its partners who have worked to ensure that these donations will go directly to Ukrainian civilians who bravely stand up against Russia to defend their country and protect their families.”

The state is donating 71 vest carriers, 45 helmets and 1,880 bulletproof vests to help protect civilians defending Ukraine against Russia.

The equipment is expected to be sent to Ukraine in the coming days, DeWine said.

The following agencies participated in the donation campaign:

  • Aurora Police Department
  • Battelle Laboratories
  • Bowling Green State University Police Department
  • Cambridge Police Department
  • Cleveland Police Department
  • Elmore Police Department
  • Erie County Sheriff’s Office
  • Henry County Sheriff’s Office
  • Hilliard Police Department
  • Holden Arboretum Police Department
  • Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Morrow County Sheriff’s Office
  • North Township Police Department
  • Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
  • Ohio Department of Administrative Services
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • Ohio Department of Youth Services
  • Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol
  • Perry Township Police Department
  • Sandusky Police Department
  • Stark County Sheriff’s Office
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Sylvania Police Department
  • Trojan Police Department
  • Union County Sheriff’s Office
  • Wood County Sheriff’s Office
  • Wooster Police Department
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