BARRETT TOWNSHIP -- The manhunt for Eric Frein is over in the Poconos and out of that effort, the community stepped up to help the police who serve and protect.
A group in Monroe County sold t-shirts emblazoned with the words: Barret Proud, raising money to pay for bullet proof vests for the township's police department.
A check for roughly $7,000 was given to the Barrett Township police chief Sunday afternoon at the township fire station.
Organizers said they sold more than 400 shirts and will keep doing it to help the officers who played a role in that massive search for the alleged cop killer.
"It is a good feeling to raise this money and it's a better feeling to know that it's finally over and people can go back to normal and have better times in this community," said organizer Shannon Price.
The Barrett Township Police Department already purchased those vests that protect against higher caliber ammunition. The money raised from the shirt sales will help pay the department back.