PUTNAM DA USES NY SAFE STREET GRANT MONEY TO PURCHASE BODY ARMOR VESTS FOR SHERIFF’S OFFICERS
CARMEL, NEW YORK – MAY 23, 2017: Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced today that he has used money from the Safe Street Grant to purchase five body armor vests for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. The vests will be worn by Deputy Sheriff’s on assignment in potentially dangerous situations.
Sheriff Donald B. Smith stated that “all of us in the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office are grateful to District Attorney Bob Tendy and his office for providing several new bullet-proof vests to us. The new vests were issued to investigators and to deputies assigned to our Narcotics Enforcement Unit, to replace old vests that had reached the end of their effective lifespans. The D.A.’s acquisition of the new vests for our members truly represents a potentially life-saving gift for the men and women who will wear them while doing their duties in harm’s way.”
Tendy said “the Safe Street Grant money is something that we can put to great use, and making sure our Sheriff’s Deputies have the protection they need is extremely important. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to work with Sheriff Smith in this endeavor.” He added, “Everyone in law enforcement is part of a team, and whenever my office can help, we will.”