(CBS) — There’ll be a pancake breakfast fundraiser Sunday on the Southwest Side to help raise money to replace outdated bulletproof vests for Chicago police officers.
Ald. Matt O’Shea says 32,000 was raised at last year’s “Get Behind the Vest” Pancake Breakfast and other mini-fundraisers at area schools. He says there are a couple of thousand outdated police bulletproof vests that need to be replaced at a cost of $500 to $1,500.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Colder And Blustery Sunday Night
He says officers are issued their first vest upon graduation from the police academy but are responsible for replacements which are needed every five to seven years.