After Shooting, ASPCA Provides Bullet Proof Vests for Humane Law Enforcement Agents

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 5:45pm
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Our Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Agents enforce animal cruelty laws throughout New York City, putting their lives on the line every day to ensure the protection and welfare of animals. So when a humane law enforcement officer in another city is harmed in the line of duty, it hits home for us, and we take it very seriously.

Last month, Sacramento County Animal Control Officer Roy Marcum was killed in the line of duty. In the wake of that tragedy, we have stepped up our commitment to provide funding for animal organizations to purchase bulletproof vests for officers who need them.

Last month, we provided an $8,500 grant to the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control to purchase vests for its officers. These vests are the same ones worn by our own HLE Agents.

Needless to say, we are grateful to all hardworking humane law enforcement officers throughout the country, and we’re glad to play a role in helping protect those who help protect animals.

Learn more about how animal organizations can apply for an ASPCA Grant.

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RIP. He died a true hero.


Provide vests

mary grimaldo

How about vests for the canines, also?

Shannon Asquith

Thank you so much for making these grants available to help protect our officers in the line of duty. I knew Officer Roy Marcum personally and he was such a special officer, so dedicated to the animals in his community, his colleagues, and his family. We miss him very much. Thank you for helping to prevent this from every happening again. I'm so proud of the ASPCA!

Cindy Walden

I too knew Officer Roy Marcum, and he was a truey someone who cared for those worked for and with.
I am havind problems locating the information on how to apply for a grant for the vest. Please advise.