Bob Giles Donates Bullet Proof Vests To 4th Group Of Acadiana Law Enforecement Officers

Mr. Giles has donated 12 bullet proof vests to the Church Point Police Department.

Posted: Aug 24, 2021 8:26 AM

LAFAYETTE, La. - Local businessman and community leader, Bob Giles, has again came to the aid of law enforcement in the Acadiana community. Mr. Giles has donated 12 bullet proof vests to the Church Point Police Department. The equipment recently arrived and a press conference will be held at 10:00 AM on the morning of Wednesday, August 25th at the Church Point Police Department, 427 N. Main St. in Church Point.

Officer Christopher Lee had this to say about the generous donation, “I, Captain Catrice Minix, and all personnel thank Mr. Giles abundantly for his compassion and sensitivity to this department.”

Mr. Giles and his automotive group, Giles Automotive, are dedicated to giving back to the community, and donating the bullet proof vests is just one example of the many worthy causes in which Giles participates. Whether, donating equipment to local law enforcement or partnering with Hunters for the Hungry to help feed families in need, Mr. Giles and Giles Automotive feel it is of the utmost importance to uplift the community, and they encourage the other business leaders and community members of Acadiana to give back as well.

“I am happy to be able to provide the equipment necessary to protect and save the lives of those officers out their faithfully performing their duties each day protecting us. It is so important to build a relationship with all parts of the community and help give back to all parts of your community in any way you can. I try to set that example for other community leaders in hopes of making a difference” commented Mr. Giles.

Many officers go into the line of duty without bullet proof vests. It is estimated that 30% of officers killed in shooting would have survived if they had been wearing a bullet proof vest. The Church Point Police Department is the fourth department in Acadiana to receive the generous, life-saving gifts from Mr. Giles.

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