FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Mo. Trooper's Vest Saves Him

September 23, 2013  | 

A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper survived a shot to the chest after his body armor absorbed a bank robber's round, reports KTVI.

The incident began at around 9:20 a.m. Friday when Warren Gladders, 64, walked into the First State Bank in Dutzow with a handgun and told tellers to give him the top layer of cash from their trays as well as the $50 and $100 bills in the vault.

The trooper spotted Gladders' vehicle and pulled him over on Highway F in St. Charles County just south of New Melle. Gladders opened fire on the trooper and struck him in the chest with one round. The trooper returned fire, striking the suspect.

Gladders remains hospitalized and faces numerous charges relating to the incident, reports KMOV.

Tags: Bank Robberies, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Body Armor, Assaults on Officers, Missouri


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Car Hits House After Dragging Orlando Officer
Orlando police were conducting a traffic stop Thursday when three men inside a white BMW...
Six Baltimore Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray
Six Baltimore Police officers were indicted Thursday on various charges related to the...
Video: Police Expert Says Controversial North Carolina Shooting Captured in Leaked Video was Justified
A former police chief who teaches at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York...
Video: Handcuffed Arkansas Parolee Killed After He Opened Fire on Officers
Authorities are investigating a shootout in Cabot, Ark., Tuesday night between law...
Video: Police Impersonator Pulls Over Texas Officer
Carlisle followed and called for backup. She said the suspect was speeding at times,...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine