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Boys Raise Money To Buy Bulletproof Vest For Deputy
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Feb. 27, 2013 11:00 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013 11:32 AM EST
Boone County , West Virginia
Two very special young men in Boone County have earned the honor of junior deputies for their work to protect the men and women who put their lives on the line each day.
Tyler Walls, 6, and Patrick Bryant, 9, raised money through what they called "Quarters for Cops" to help purchase bulletproof vests for deputies.
The boys presented the vest at the Boone County Commission meeting Tuesday night to Justin King, the newest Boone County deputy.
The two children traveled to local schools to raise money for the body armor and said they are very proud of their accomplishment.
"I found out on the news that two cops got killed and me and TJ (decided) to do Quarters for Cops," Bryant said. "We wanted to raise enough money to buy a cop a bulletproof vest, and we raised enough money to."
King said he is extremely thankful for the two boys' generosity.
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