The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is one of numerous California law enforcement agencies that recently donated unused and expired safety equipment to Ukraine.
This came after a request from the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), which has been in contact with the Ukrainian Consulate in San Francisco, for ballistic vests and helmets and other personal protective equipment. According to Cal OES, the intent of the Ukrainian government is to provide this equipment to civilians as an additional layer of safety.
The Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office donated over 60 pieces of gear to include old helmets, body-armor, and other equipment.
“We are pleased to be able to offer this protective equipment, which would have been disposed,” said Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston. “Although this gear is out of date, it could offer some protection for Ukrainian civilians.”