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Nearby authorities in Sarasota, Florida, are sending hundreds of ballistic helmets to aid Ukrainians try and fend off ongoing attacks by Russian forces.
Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt Hoffman’s Business declared that far more than 340 of their ballistic helmets have been packed up and are prepared to be despatched around to Ukraine.
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“As an FBI National Academy alum, I am hearing the struggles of our Ukrainian FBI Nationwide Academy graduates (police officers) as they combat for liberty in their state,” Hoffman wrote in a letter.
Immediately after looking at the pictures of “gals and young children fleeing” Ukraine, Hoffman claimed everybody has been making an attempt to find methods to support in any way they can.
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“We all want to do a little something, nevertheless compact, to alleviate the death and destruction brought about at the palms of Vladimir Putin,” Hoffman ongoing.
To enable, Hoffman authorized a lot more than 340 expired ballistic helmets from the sheriff’s department surplus stock to ship to Section of Defense contractors.
“These helmets are rotated each five decades less than company criteria, nonetheless, they are at present staying requested and graciously approved” by the Department of Defense, in accordance to Hoffman.
Together with various other donations, these helmets, which would usually have been destroyed, will be “distributed to citizens fighting in the streets,” Hoffman mentioned.
He further observed that the Division of Defense hopes to supply extra than 50,000 helmets in addition to other law enforcement supplies to Ukraine in the coming months.