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New steel body gear will help Gardner-Webb University Police better protect their lives as they serve and defend the security of the campus, thanks to a generous gift from a GWU trustee and Premier Body Armor of Kings Mountain, N.C., a manufacturer of protective equipment for law enforcement personnel. Frank Stewart, owner of Premier Body Armor and current chair of the Gardner-Webb Board of Trustees, donated body armor systems for eight University officers during a presentation in GWU’s Tucker Student Center on June 10. Each set of gear includes a vest, lightweight front and back steel plates that conform to an officer’s body for comfortable wear and two insert plates to provide extra protection against dangerous objects.
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Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Trustee’s Gift Increases Safety for University Police" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 872.