Columbia police raising funds for ballistic vests

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Columbia police are showing off barbecue, bikes and cars in the interest of raising money for the department.

Officers on Saturday are holding a barbecue cook-off at Carolina Ale House.

The daylong event also includes a car and bike show.

All proceeds from the event go toward buying ballistic vests for Columbia's officers.

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hootie said on Saturday, Apr 27 at 10:51 AM

This is laughable....the CPD doesn't include ballistic vests for their officers in their yearly budget???? That's akin to saying a library holds bbq cook-offs, car shows etc to obtain books for the public to check out or a steno pool holds such events to buy computers for typing reports....no wonder they can not keep a chief.

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