Franklin’s police officers have a new tool to beat the summer heat.

The Franklin Police Department’s Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership (LEAP) has purchased patrol officers a unique device called CoolCop. 

One end of a hose connects to an AC vent in a police car, and the other goes inside an officer’s bullet-resistant vest, providing a blast of cold air to the officer’s torso, which normally gets no airflow because of the vest.

This most recent expression of LEAP’s appreciation for Franklin’s officers was possible thanks to a generous $82,000 donation from May’s Jeff Carson Memorial Benefit Concert following Carson’s death this year. He was a longtime Franklin police officer and country music singer. 

LEAP is a nonprofit organization that helps support Franklin police officers and their families. 

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