Fort Worth to get $355,000 gift to buy body armor for police
November 16, 2016
By Sandra Baker, Fort Worth Star Telegram
A local real estate developer is giving $355,000 to the Fort Worth Police Department to buy advanced ballistic vests that offer better protection from rifle shots for 900 front-line officers.
It is believed to be the largest, single private donation to Fort Worth police, and it could grow to more than $600,000. A group calling itself Protect the Fort will join that with a commitment to raise $250,000 to buy 900 advanced ballistic helmets. The group has already raised money for the effort, but would not disclose the amount. It will ask the community to raise the remainder and has set up a website for that.