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State collects nearly 2,000 pieces of donated protective gear for Ukraine

The state is donating 71 vest carriers, 45 helmets, and 1,880 pieces of body armor to Ukraine.
Credit: State of Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nearly 2,000 pieces of personal protective equipment donated by Ohio law enforcement agencies across the state will soon be sent to Ukraine, according to Gov. Mike DeWine.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol coordinated the collection of the donations and delivered the 1,996 pieces of personal protective gear to an undisclosed location in the Cleveland area on Friday.

"I am so very appreciative to all of the law enforcement agencies that took the time to gather their unneeded equipment and donate it to our friends in Ukraine who are fighting for their lives," DeWine said. "I also commend the Fund to Aid Ukraine and their partners who have been working to ensure that these donations will go directly to Ukrainian civilians who are bravely standing up to Russia to defend their country and protect their families."

DeWine asked all the agencies in the state two months ago to check their inventory for extra or expired gear that could be donated to Ukraine.

The state is donating 71 vest carriers, 45 helmets, and 1,880 pieces of body armor to help protect civilians who are defending Ukraine against Russia.

The equipment is scheduled to be sent to Ukraine in the coming days.

The following agencies participated in the donation drive:

  • Aurora Police Department
  • Battelle Labs
  • Bowling Green State University Police Department
  • Cambridge Police Department
  • Cleveland Police Department
  • Elmore Police Department
  • Erie County Sheriff's Office
  • Henry County Sheriff's Office
  • Hilliard Police Department
  • Holden Arboretum Police Department
  • Jackson County Sheriff's Office
  • Morrow County Sheriff's Office
  • North Canton Police Department
  • Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
  • Ohio Department of Administrative Services
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • Ohio Department of Youth Services
  • Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol
  • Perry Township Police Department
  • Sandusky Police Department
  • Stark County Sheriff's Office
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Sylvania Police Department
  • Troy Police Department
  • Union County Sheriff's Office
  • Wood County Sheriff's Office
  • Wooster Police Department 

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