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W.Va. high school band raises money for bulletproof vests for law enforcement officers
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, November 1, 2013 2:38 PM EST
The West Virginia Sheriffs' Association is going to be able to buy more bulletproof vests thanks to a donation from area high school students.
Executive Director Rodney Miller says the teens raised nearly $740, which will cover the costs of about 1 ½ vests.
The students are members of a band called "Everpulse" that regularly holds free community concerts along with other bands.
The band raised the money at an event in September by selling concessions and accepting donations for the group's "In-Vest" program. That program was started in late 2012 after a deputy sheriff was shot by a man who had just killed two troopers in central West Virginia.