(4-17-20) Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently announced the donation of critical personal protective equipment (PPE) from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) to Sheriff’s Offices across the state.
“Our mission at BCI is to support local law enforcement – usually by processing a crime scene or DNA – but today, we are donating the PPE critically needed by first responders. This pandemic required everyone to do their part, and we’re proud to chip in with these supplies.”
BCI’s laboratory is donating over 30,000 gloves, 1,428 masks, 642 lab coats and other various items of clothing. These supplies will shield first responders during the current national shortage of PPE.
Auglaize County Sheriff Allen Solomon and Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton were at the BCI Office in London Ohio representing Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association.
Auglaize County Sheriff Allen Solomon, President of the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association said:
“These critical supplies will help protect deputies as we continue to operate our jails and patrol. We’re grateful to Attorney General Yost for this much-needed donation.”
Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton said, “This donation is very much appreciated. These supplies will give Union County’s first responders an essential layer of protection as they continue to carry out their duties during this pandemic.”