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Posted: 12/30/2003 2:23:12 AM EDT

Very short tidbit concerning an officer with my dept last night in the above link.  If it wasn't for his vest there is no way he would've survived the gunshot to his chest.

I rarely post in here so I thought i'd keep it short and sweet.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 3:43:12 PM EDT
Good to hear that he'll be alright, physically I mean. The emotional effects won't be apparent for a while yet.

Too many of the guys at my dept leave their vests at home or in the trunk. Like they'll be any good there. Organ donors.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 3:51:58 PM EDT
Good to hear.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 7:28:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2003 7:29:43 PM EDT by colt_5_5_6]
good to hear he will be all right.
Organ donors I like that term, Oh I work with one first he got to fat so he could not wear it then he got to skinny so it overlaped and pinched him and it hurt, Waaaaaaaaa. Oh well his choice I guess. Organ donor still sounds good.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 8:38:18 PM EDT
good reminder, I only wish I could carry this story and show it to the complacent officers in the rural counties I sometimes see with no vest on!

Link Posted: 1/1/2004 1:59:30 PM EDT
Glad to hear all is well. I harp on the guys at work all the time, to no avail. I'm pretty paranoid about vest useage, even going so far as to wear mine for court, even if it's just in and out for a preliminary hearing. Most of the guys harass me about it, I tell them if I'm wearing the magic bullet magnet suit, the vest goes with it, it's part of the uniform. We haven't had any kind of Officer-Involved shooting in living memory here. All it will take is one. Hopefully, if the Officer is shot at, that Officer will be wearing a vest.

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