ATTITASH DONATION BUYS VESTS FOR BARTLETT P.D.

by Christian Mower on March 2, 2012

A GENEROUS DONATION FROM ATTITASH MOUNTAIN RESORT MEANS POLICE OFFICERS IN BARTLETT ARE NOW PATROLLING WHILE WEARING COMFORTABLE AND UP TO DATE BALLISTIC PROTECTIVE VESTS.

CHIEF TIM CONIFEY SAYS THE RESORT REACHED OUT TO HIS DEPARTMENT AND ASKED WHAT WAS NEEDED.

WITH THE GOAL OF SAVING TAXPAYERS’ MONEY, CONIFEY SAID HE ALREADY HAD A FEDERAL GRANT THAT WOULD COVER HALF THE COST OF NEW VESTS AND HE TOLD ATTITASH HE COULD USE SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS TO COMPLETE THE PURCHASE.

THE RESPONSE – A DONATION OF $3,000.

CONIFEY SAYS THE NEW VESTS WEIGH LESS, FIT BETTER AND ARE COOLER TO WEAR.

CONIFEY CALLS THE DONATION “WONDERFUL” AND SAYS HE’S ALREADY BOUGHT FIVE NEW VESTS AND PLANS TO BUY TWO MORE FOR HIS DEPARTMENT, WHICH CONSISTS OF FOUR FULL TIME OFFICERS AND 3-PART TIME OFFICERS.

ATTITASH GENERAL MANAGER JOHN LOWELL SAYS HE’S VERY PLEASED THAT “OUR COMMITMENT TO DONATE THE MONEY AND THE PROCESS TO GAIN GRANT FUNDING HAS FINALLY ALLOWED FOR THE PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO OUR LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS’ SAFETY.”