Today the big story wasn’t an election or a cityhood referendum, it was the fact that an Atlanta police officer was shot in the chest and his life was saved by a proper operating bullet proof vest. He was very lucky.
Lucky I’m told that he wasn’t working for the DeKalb Police Department because supposedly there are over 100 officers on the force with expired safety vests. In fact I’m told that the 68th, 69th and 70th academy classes are still in expired vests with no immediate plans to correct this situation. If this rumor is true, the DeKalb County Commissioners need to take action immediately on this problem and allocate funds ASAP.
I work in law enforcement, I come from a police family, and I have many very good friends who work in local police jurisdictions in the Atlanta area; therefore this subject hits very close to home for me. I see no higher duty then for our elected officials to protect those who offer to protect us. There is no tougher job then what these men & women do for us every day and if you need a quick reminder just click here.
Below is a video where the City of Detroit had the same problem a couple of years ago, their department admitted the issue and then set out to correct the problem. Will DeKalb do the same? I know many officers and their families who would be mighty grateful if this was acted upon quickly.