ST. JOHN, La. -- Deputies in St. John the Baptist Parish will be better protected after a community gift.
Lifetime members of the FBI Citizens Academy gave Sheriff Mike Tregre a $1,000 donation for two new bullet proof vests.
Just over a year ago, two deputies were killed and two others injured during an early morning ambush in a trailer park as they searched for suspects.
The FBI Citizens Academy promotes a safer environment through community service, education and charitable projects.