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AROUND TOWN: 100+ Men Who Care donate Shield616 gear to Colorado Springs-area law enforcement

February 18, 2018 Updated: February 18, 2018 at 11:25 am
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Former police officer Jake Skifstad, founder of Shield616 which supplies active shooter control gear to law enforcement, demonstrates his vest to Deputy Brandon Blanchard. The nonprofit 100+ Men Who Care had donated $14,000 for gear to protect 14 more police and sheriff's officers. The previously planned presentation at the El Paso Club took place within an hour of the shooting death of El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick. 100+ Men Who Care (100mwc.com) was formed by Bill Kurtz and Russ Wiley in 2013. 020518 Photo by Linda Navarro

Former police Officer Jake Skifstad, left, shows Deputy Brandon Blanchard how to strap on a protective vest. Skifstad founded Shield616, which supplies active-shooter control gear to law enforcement. The local nonprofit 100+ Men Who Care presented $14,000 in gear to protect 14 police and sheriff’s officers. The previously planned presentation at the El Paso Club came on the evening that El Paso County sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick was shot to death. 100+ Men Who Care (100mwc.com) was formed by Bill Kurtz and Russ Wiley in 2013. Each quarter, participants donate $100 each.

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