Wayne County Sheriff's Department receives donations for new bulletproof vests

Wayne County Sheriff's Department receives donations for new bulletproof vests

WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Several churches in Wayne County presented the  Wayne County Sheriff's Department with money raised for new bulletproof vests for the department's officers on Sunday.

The donations totaled $17,984.70.

The vests that are currently being used by the department are outdated .

The department said many of the vests do not have a metal plate or any type of side protection that protects from gun shots.