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Justice Department Researcher Who Developed Kevlar Vest Dies

December 02, 2009  | 

Lester Shubin, who is credited with developing the first body armor for law officers, has died at age 84, the Washington Post reports.

While working as a researcher with the National Institute of Justice in the early 1970s, Shubin developed the vest from a new DuPont fabric that was to replace steel belting on high-speed tires.

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