Restaurant donates $16K to sheriff’s office

Restaurant donates $16K to sheriff's office

BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Thanks to a generous donation, the Bernallilo County Sheriff’s Office got some much-needed new gear Wednesday.

Firehouse Subs donated more than $16,000 to buy 30 active shooter armor kits.

The restaurant, which was established by two firefighters in 2005, makes it a habit to raise money for first responders.

“Again, this is kind of public private partnership that increases the protection of our deputies and increases the protection of the citizens of our communities,” said Cpt. Edward Mims, commander for the sheriff’s department.

The foundation collects donations nationwide and has given $8.3 million in 39 states. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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