"We help and focus on smaller forces that don't necessarily have the funds to purchase the protective gear they need," Dabadie said.

Individuals involved in law enforcement have put their lives on the line protecting us. It seems only right that we help protect them when we can.

Capital Area Law Enforcement Foundation has supplied 40 law enforcement agencies with new, protective equipment over the last two years.

Carl Dabadie, retired Chief of Police and Vice-Chair of CALEF said, "We've raised over half-a-million dollars over the last two years. It can cost about $750,000 dollars to cover an outfit for an officer. We need one million more to continue to provide for our law enforcement, as well as to be able to replace old gear from basic wear and tear."

CALEF focuses on the Capital Area as well as nine other surrounding parishes, including Ascension Parish.

"We help and focus on smaller forces that don't necessarily have the funds to purchase the protective gear they need," Dabadie said.

All of the money CALEF spends is donated and goes specifically towards bullet proof vests and other protective equipment.

The foundation has held one other similar event to the Purple, Gold, and Blue event, which was held on Saturday, August 25. They have also held two golf tournaments to raise money and have solicited at other events to contribute to their donation efforts.

The Foundation began around July of 2016 after the murders of the following officers in Baton Rouge: Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Anderson, Corporal Montrell Lyle Jackson, Deputy Sheriff Bradford Allan Garafola, and Police Officer Matthew Lane Gerald.

"We want to ensure the safety of the law enforcement on the streets and help to prevent any future tragic losses like that of the ones in 2016," Dabadie said.

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