On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., Shield616 will be at the Smithfield Police Department to announce the donation of ten Angel Armor rifle rated vests with Revision level IIIA ballistic helmets to ten Smithfield Police Officers. Shield616 is a non-profit group, based out of Colorado, dedicated to providing first responders with essential protective equipment. Shield616 works with local individuals, businesses, churches, and foundations to assist in acquiring this equipment to help keep first responders safe. Thanks to a generous donation by Renewal by Andersen Window Replacement, ten Smithfield Police Officers will soon receive this life-saving equipment.
Jake Skifstad, the founder of Shield616, will be present at the press event to display the type of equipment that these officers will soon have issued to them and to explain the benefits of Angel Armor’s lightweight design that maintains the strength to stop a rifle round.
The press event will be held in the Sergeant Norman G. Vezina Community & Training Room at the Smithfield Police Department, 215 Pleasant View Avenue. For further inquiries, contact Captain Jason A. DiGrado, Smithfield Police Department, at (401) 231-2500 (ext. 105). Information on Shield616 is also available at shield616.org.