Barbecue, Boots & Badges Foundation Donates Ballistic Inserts to Dallas Police Officers

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Today, June 2, 2017, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s Charitable Foundation, Barbecue, Boots & Badges, presented the Dallas Police Department with ballistic plate inserts as part of its initiative, “Invest in a Vest”.

The Invest in a Vest initiative is a partnership between Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s charitable foundation and Angel Armor.  Their goal is to provide local police officers with life-saving body armor.

“Barbecue, Boots & Badges was founded to serve those who put their lives on the line every day to protect our community,” said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Inc.  “These brave men and women deserve our support, and we want to make sure they are getting the best equipment possible.”

Central Market’s generous contribution of $25,000 has allowed the purchase of 50 ballistic plate inserts to be used by Dallas officers.

“Central Market has great respect for our police officers who commit their lives to our safety each and every day.  This donation of vest plates is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ for their loyal and dedicated service to the city of Dallas,” said Stephen Butt, President of Central Market.  Mr. Butt added, “These new plates will provide an added layer of state-of-the art defense for those who protect all of us.”  Thank you Dickey’s and Angel Armor four your continued support and generosity. 

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