The fundraisers have paid off and now the Grand Junction police department will receive much need equipment to save lives.

Shield 616 is a non-profit organization their mission is to protect the protectors wilh life-saving gear at no cost to the department. According to their website, the full armor police packages cost  $2,100.00 per officer the full armor Fire packages cost $2,300 per firefighter.     

The non-profit group, Shield 616, donated rifle-rated gear and vests. Shield 616 has been doing various fundraisers and have raised about $12,000 to be able to give the City of Grand Junction Police Department the equipment.

If you would like to sponsor a peace officer or donate to a peace officer, donate to operations or perhaps donate to a firefighter log on here for all the information and to find out more about the operations of Sheild 616.