INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis police donated extra layers of protection to members of a faith-based group who work to stop the violence in the city.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office handed out 20 bulletproof vests to members of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition on Wednesday.
Ten Point members partner with police to patrol some of the most dangerous streets in the city and work to prevent violence.
"The sheriff's office came up with an idea to distribute new bulletproof vests to these men and women of faith, so they're as safe as possible when walking through our streets," MCSO Sheriff John Layton said.
Layton said he used $10,000 in jail inmate commissary money to pay for the vests.
"This is an extra layer of protection for our workers as they engage people on the streets," Rev. Charles Harrison said.
The group usually wears only reflective vests, but boasts that none of its members has ever been seriously hurt patrolling the streets.
"I walk in faith, but there have been situations that were dangerous,” outreach member Darryl Jones said. "It makes me feel a little better. I walk in faith and I know the Lord's got my back, but that helps."
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