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Brick Rotary to Host Bulletproof Vest Fundraiser for Brick PD

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The Brick Township Police Patch/Logo (File Photo)
The Brick Township Police Patch/Logo (File Photo)

The Brick Rotary Club is sponsoring its 31st annual dinner next week to raise funds which will be used to purchase body armor for Brick Township police officers

The Bullet Proof Vest Fund Dance will be held Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Adamston Road in Brick. The Infernos, a popular local cover band, will be performing, and there will be a hot and cold buffet with a cash bar. Donation is $30 per person and advance ticket purchase is suggested.

The vest fund began in late 1970s and early 1980s, with the first dance held in 1985. To date, over $750,000 has been raised and every officer is vested, including the department’s K9 officers. The Rotary Club also purchased equipment which was used during Superstorm Sandy to help with rescues on the barrier island.

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To purchase tickets, or for additional information, please call 732-899-4493 or 732-262-111 and ask for Jason.


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  • Chief Wahoo

    So property taxes aren’t high enough ? $100,000 @ year isn’t enough ?? Health benefits isn’t enough ?? Pensions isn’t enough ?? Retire @ 55 isn’t enough ??…..you also expect the private sector to donate for your vests too !!!!

    • Frank Rizzo

      How about this Chief…Maybe the community WANTS to do this. Maybe there are spirited citizens who want to contribute to and help the police. No one makes this mandatory so what is your beef.

    • SoWhat?

      You mean $150 -$200 thousand a year and retire at age 45 -50 years old. With full lifetime Cadillac health benefits. Then get another high pay high benefit government job if extra income wanted and retirement is boring.

  • BB

    @ Chief-Your “spot on” on most of your comments, but as a matter of safety for the police it should be left alone!

  • JW

    Threads like this show what shitty, cowardly people troll this blog to spew their vitriol anonymously.

  • All the comments have been deleted. This is a fundraiser that helps the folks we all would call in the most serious of situations, and who often go the extra mile to help their community and neighbors. Regardless of how much money police officers earn, the fact that vests are not part of the standard uniform means some might go without them for one reason or another. Through this effort, we know all of our officers will have an extra layer (literally) of protection.

    When we do a story on salaries, benefits or contracts, we can have a (civil) discussion on those issues.

    • Frank Rizzo

      Maybe those stories you do on salary fuels this.

      • Brandy the Dog

        Frank, All public workers salaries are public knowledge, therefore they can be reviewed by anyone. No secrets there.

      • Frank Rizzo

        Who do you think effects your bottom line more…your few thousand dollar a year tax bill to the Township alone..not counting the school tax and the County Tax side mind you..or your health care costs. How much do drug companies spend and waste which drives up the costs of prescriptions which drives up your monthly cost for a plan. Yet we say nothing about that. Are your township taxes anywhere near what you or your employer pays for healthcare. And we can apply that same principal to anything we need to buy or have in our lives. Are these lawsuits the reason why liability insurance is so expensive and do you think business passes down that expense to operate down to you in the cost of their products. Would not everything be cheaper and affordable if we applied this principal to private business.

  • Chief Wahoo

    So then close the comment section BEFORE you post as I thought comments meant for people to do just that (or if all comments were pro cops would they have been removed ?? I sure doubt it)……a little common sense is not difficult , although that may hurt the views and clicks on this blog and we surely don’t want that. A catch-22 for the wanna be Libertarian who still doesn’t get it after all these years.

  • All the comments have been deleted. This is a fundraiser that helps
    the folks we all would call in the most serious of situations, and who
    often go the extra mile to help their community and neighbors.
    Regardless of how much money police officers earn, the fact that vests
    are not part of the standard uniform means some might go without them
    for one reason or another. Through this effort, we know all of our
    officers will have an extra layer (literally) of protection.

    When we do a story on salaries, benefits or contracts, we can have a (civil) discussion on those issues.

    This thread had been closed to comments but for some reason they are still being allowed. Any comments that are posted here will be promptly deleted.