You could win this handmade quilt!

This one-of-a-kind quilt featuring patches from sheriffs’ offices in Missouri’s 114 counties.

Tickets are just $10 each – and everyone can buy them. In fact, buy several to increase your chance of winning!

Proceeds from the raffle, sponsored by the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Wives’ Auxiliary with assistance from Southern Uniform, will be used to purchase bulletproof vests and safety equipment for sheriffs and deputies whose offices can’t afford to buy them.

The drawing for the quilt will be held October 8. The winner will be notified by phone.

A special thanks goes to Dianna Stockman, the wife of Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman, and her sister, Sarah Bonnett, who created this beautiful, one-of-a-kind work of art.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Jeanne Merritt, MSA marketing director, at  573-529-6900 or Linda Owen, MSA Wives’ Auxiliary treasurer, at 816-714-4246.

Drawing will be held October, 8, 2016.

Point Blank Body Armor

armorMore than 3,000 police officers’ lives have been saved by body armor since the mid-1970s when the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) began testing and developing body armor and performance standards for ballistic and stab resistance.

According to the Police Executive Research Forum, officers that don’t routinely wear body armor risk fatal injury at a rate 14 times higher than officers who do.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) show the risk of dying from a gunshot wound to the torso is 3.4 times higher for law enforcement officers who do not wear armor vests.

BJS show armor vests have saved the lives of more than 3,000 law enforcement officers over the past 30 years.

Incorporating the latest advancements in ballistic and Smart Fabric technology helps keep you cool and dry technology, the new Elite concealable body armor system truly outperforms and over delivers in weight, thinness, flexibility and overall performance. Offered with the lightest weight and highest performing NIJ .06 Level II and IIIA ballistic systems in the market today, the Elite vest provides unparalleled comfort and protection, that is matched by none. View full spec sheet.

Missouri Sheriffs and the MSA Wives’ Auxiliary

The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to support the Office of Sheriff and the Constitution through legislative efforts, training and technical assistance. Through those efforts, the MSA helps sheriffs make their communities a safer, more enjoyable place to live, to work, and to raise a family. We value honesty, hard work and personal responsibility.