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Hudson police donating to Ukraine

Mar 31, 2022 1:55 pm

MidHudson News reports that Hudson police are making a donation to Ukraine of some of their military-grade equipment. Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, and reports indicate indiscriminate attacks on civilians there ever since. On March 31, Hudson police turned over dozens of bullet proof vests and Kevlar SWAT helmets to representatives of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church. “Everyone sees on television every day what is going on and just the thought that some of our equipment could actually save a child or a family – these will be issued to civilian people – maybe a doctor. Just the thought that someone’s life could be saved is excited all of us over here,” said Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore. The body armor manufacturer only certifies their vests for five years, so they are sending expired equipment to Ukraine. “We have been trying to determine the best way to dispose of these vests and helmets,” said Lt. Andy Moon, the department’s senior firearms instructor. “You just can’t throw these things in a landfill, and there is a substantial cost to our city associated with having them burned or shredded by an authorized company.” Read more about this story at MidHudson News.