Sheriff's Office receives high-tech protective armor

  • Chris Brown, vice president of SHIELD616, presents new protective gear to the Rabun County Sheriff's Office at The Waterfall Club on Aug. 29
    Chris Brown, vice president of SHIELD616, presents new protective gear to the Rabun County Sheriff's Office at The Waterfall Club on Aug. 29
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The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office recently received new protective gear thanks to the generous donations of people in the community.

At a ceremony on Aug. 29 at The Waterfall Club, the Sheriff’s Office was presented with rifle-rated protective equipment to outfit 33 deputies, including Sheriff Chad Nichols.

SHIELD616 presented the equipment which consists of one Angel Armor carrier, one level IIA soft vest, front and back level IIIA rifle plates and a Revision Batlskin helmet.

This is high-end armor and worn under the deputy’s uniform, said Chris Brown, vice president of SHIELD616.

“I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Nichols said to representatives of SHIELD616, Angel Armor and community donors at the event.

The potentially life-saving gear was provided by Angel Armor, a business based out of Fort Collins, Colorado and costs a total of $2,100 per deputy.

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