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Local VFW post donates bulletproof vests to sheriff

Tyler Baskfield

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Department will be safer after a donation from the Samuel Havenga Jr. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4265.

The VFW post in Craig donated $2,000 to the Sheriff’s Department for bulletproof vests. The Sheriff’s Department had applied for a special grant that would pay for half of the new bulletproof vests, but were short $2,000, until the local VFW helped out.

The $4,000 worth of protection will allow everyone in the department to have a state-of-the-art vest, including detectives. The new vests are made of a flexible, protective material that allows for greater motion and are not as warm as the old version.

Raymond Mundon, VFW post commander, and Edwin “Shorty” Cromer, former post commander, were on hand to present the check to the Sheriff’s Department.

“The local VFW has been extremely supportive of local law enforcement,” said K.C. Hume, sheriff’s detective. “A donation like this means a lot to the Sheriff’s Department.”

Undersheriff Jerry Hoberg was also appreciative of the donation.

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“The VFW’s donation allows us to furnish 10 vests for our department,” said Hoberg. “The $2,000 will help to free up some money for other needed equipment. It helps out our department when community organizations such as the VFW go out of the way to help us.”