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Key bulletproof vest program at risk

An important federal program that helps local police officers buy bulletproof vests to wear on the job protecting our communities is at risk of ending, but Senator Coons teamed up with Dover police Sgt. David Spicer on Tuesday to urge senators to reauthorize the program.

Senator Coons, who is an original cosponsor of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act, called on his Senate colleagues who are blocking the program’s reauthorization to drop their holds and allow the important program to continue.

Sgt. Spicer, who could come to the Capitol on Tuesday only because of the Kevlar soft body armor that saved his life, shared his extraordinary story:

In addition to serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chris is co-chair of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus.

Click here to learn more about the Bulletproof Vest Partnership and Tuesday's event.

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