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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.

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