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Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office donates protective equipment to Ukraine

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association and other sheriff's offices around the state, recently donated bulletproof vests and helmets to the people of Ukraine.

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BEMIDJI — The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association and other sheriff's offices around the state, recently donated bulletproof vests and helmets to the people of Ukraine.

More than 650 bulletproof vests, 55 helmets and four shields were collected by agencies in just a few days, according to a release from Beltrami County Chief Deputy Jarrett Walton.

"Although the items donated by the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office have reached the manufacturer’s expiration date and have been replaced at their recommendation, these pieces of equipment are still capable of providing protection and will immediately help the people of Ukraine," the release said.

The Minnesota Sheriffs' Association has developed a personal contact connected to Ukraine that will ensure the donated items are provided to those in need, the release said.

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