HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Body armor that was scheduled to be destroyed in Pennsylvania is now going to Ukraine. State police and Capitol police are donating nearly 100 ballistic vests and fifty helmets.
The protective gear is nearly expired, but has been tested and is still effective.READ MORE: Former Giants CB James Bradberry Agrees To Terms On 1-Year Deal With Philadelphia Eagles
It’s not going to the Ukrainian army, but to humanitarian and emergency workers.READ MORE: Pennsylvania US Senate Race Between Republicans Mehmet Oz, Dave McCormick Too Close To Call
“This will go to basically EMS folks, police, fire, people who find themselves in the line of fire and would otherwise be without protection,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Acting AG Matthew J. Platkin To Make Law Enforcement Announcement
Wolf is working with federal partners to obtain regulatory approval for the donation.