NewsCovering Colorado


Shield 616 presents tactical gear to deputies in Las Animas County

Posted at 6:02 AM, Jan 15, 2019
Shield 616 armor donation
FILE Shield 616 armor donation

TRINIDAD – Shield 616 presented 15 body armor kits to deputies from the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office Monday night.

The non-profit organization said numerous donors and sponsors in the Trinidad area helped make the donation possible.

The kits are rifle-rated and designed for active shooter situations. Monday’s donation means that all sworn members of the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office have access to the equipment.

Shield 616 has donated gear to numerous law enforcement agencies across southern Colorado. The organization was started following the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs in November 2015.

RELATED: Shield 616 and Denver Broncos present protective kits after practice

RELATED: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office receives body armor donated by Shield 616