Anonymous Fayetteville family donates $10,000 to sheriff’s office for ballistic vests

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – An anonymous Fayetteville family donated $10,000 to help Cumberland County deputies have ballistic vests.

The family called Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler to ask about making a donation to help pay for the vests.

Butler told the family there was no foundation to accept the gift but law allows for such a donation to made directly to the Sheriff’s Office.

A check worth $10,000 was delivered the Sheriff’s Office with one stipulation – the donor family remain anonymous.

The donor family hopes others are encouraged to contribute to the Sheriff’s Office so all deputies can have a ballistic vest.

“In troubled times like these for law-enforcement a grand gesture such as this speaks volumes for the relationship that the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has with our community,” said Butler.

While Butler said the donation will supply many vests, the Office will still need more.

“We are grateful for the support of the people of Cumberland County,” said. “I am humbled, and I am thankful.”

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