WEBER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A Utah non-profit organization is doing its part to protect law enforcement as they respond to dangerous and potentially deadly situations.
The Blue Line Ladies presented the Weber County Sheriff’s Office with 44 steel plated vests Tuesday. The vests improve protection for officers in active shooter situations.
The Blue Line Ladies raised more than $10,000 from support of the individuals and businesses around Weber County.
Blue Line Ladies was started in Weber County and is staffed by volunteer wives of police officers. The women spent their summer hosting fundraisers and soliciting businesses for donations.
“As wives of officers, we wanted to do more than watch our husbands go to work every day. We wanted to help them somehow,” said Lydia Hebdon, director of Blue Line Ladies.
The 44 vests donated Tuesday to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office were used to equip school resource officers and most of the patrol deputies. The sheriff’s office says it still needs 35 vests to fully equip the rest of their deputies.
The Blue Line Ladies say they will continue to fundraise until they meet this goal. Eventually, they would like to to provide a vest to every officer in the state of Utah.
If you would like to donate, visit bluelineladies.com.
Watch as the Blue Line Ladies are recognized by the Weber County Commissioner’s meeting Tuesday.