High school raises money for bullet proof vests for Chicago police officers

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CHICAGO -- Students at a Catholic high school on the Far Southwest Side ditch the dress code on Wednesday to raise money for bullet proof vests for Chicago police officers.

Kids at Brother Rice High School are joining the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation in raising money to get 8,000 new vests.

These students have raised about $800 dollars.

The vests usually cost about $700 a piece, and have a warranty of only five years.

When someone enters the Chicago Police Academy, he or she gets a vest free of charge. But after that, the individual is on the hook throughout the rest of their career.

110 Brother Rice students have a family member in the CPD.

"... cause I know that for my dad working in Englewood, that it's very important that the police have bullet proof vests so that they can be safe as they try to keep our community safer," said Jacob Schmitz, a student.

You can donate at GetBehindtheVest.org or ChicagoPoliceMemorialFoundation.org

 

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