New York State Senator Eric Adams held a press conference today to announce the purchase of bullet proof vests for members of the Brooklyn South Safety Patrol (Boro Park Shomrim). The vests will provide additional protection to the volunteer safety group while it conducts its daily patrols in the Boro Park area. In a seven day period, Boro Park has suffered two separate shooting incidents, one involving a bank robbery and the latest resulting in gunshot injuries to four members of the Boro Park civilian patrol group.NYS Senator Eric Adams visited one of the injured patrol members in the hospital.
“We must do everything we can to protect these brave men who put themselves in harm’s way to protect us from danger,” he said. “A bullet proof vest cannot guarantee safety, but it may save a life.”
“The Shomrim risk their own security in their valiant effort to protect their fellow citizens, and I hold its members in the highest esteem.” the Senator said.