TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Terre Haute Police Department receives new protective gear amid the COVID-19 outbreak with the help of a donation.
Friday, Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt delivered 170 N95 protective masks and over 150 bottles of hand sanitizer to Terre Haute Police Chief Shawn Keen.
The donation was made possible with the help of Vapor Bank owner John McCullough.
Modesitt says he originally asked to purchase the items but McCullough decided to donate them instead.
“We know that there is a great need for these protective items during these times. The need is greatest for our people on the front lines – doctors and nurses, law enforcement and fire fighters.” said Prosecutor Modesitt. “With the recent news of a local firefighter and two local officers being sent home due to potential exposure, we are thankful that we were able to provide some assistance.”
Chief Keen expressed his gratitude for the donations and says that hand sanitizer remains a need for his department.