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Point Blank Prevails in Lawsuit Over Vest Suspension System

November 5, 2018
The United States Federal Court in the southern district of Florida has denied a motion for class certification of a lawsuit that was filed against Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., and has dismissed the case. In the case, a few individual Ohio police officers and two law enforcement associations alleged that a nationwide class should be certified to pursue claims that Point Blank’s Self-Suspending Ballistic System for shoulder straps used on ballistic vests was defective.

Georgia Trooper Struck in Ballistic Vest in Gunfight at Traffic Stop

October 18, 2018
The trooper was reportedly struck in his ballistic vest. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where officials say he is expected to be OK.

Illinois Deputy Shot in Vest Serving Warrant, Second Grazed on Arm

October 17, 2018
A Will County (IL) Sheriff's deputy was saved by body armor Tuesday night when he was shot in the back while serving a warrant in Joliet. A second deputy was shot and grazed on the arm.

Wearing Ballistic Vest Helped Save Life of Baltimore Officer Shot in OIS

October 3, 2018
Earlier this week, Baltimore police released body camera footage from a fatal officer-involved shooting in September. One officer was shot multiple times, but thankfully he was wearing his ballistic vest.

Baltimore Police Release BWC Footage of Deadly Gunfight

October 1, 2018
Officer Lippe was struck by three bullets; one hit his body camera, another was deflected by his bullet-proof vest and a third nicked his elbow, police said. Footage from Lippe’s camera was destroyed in the shooting.

Baltimore Police Release BWC Footage of Deadly Gunfight

October 1, 2018
Officer Lippe was struck by three bullets; one hit his body camera, another was deflected by his bullet-proof vest and a third nicked his elbow, police said. Footage from Lippe’s camera was destroyed in the shooting. More Here.

Video: LAPD Releases Video of Officer Shot at Point Blank Range During Traffic Stop

September 11, 2018
The Los Angeles Police Department has released video on YouTube from a July shooting at a traffic stop that left an officer with a gunshot wound to her leg. The agency released the 10-minute video under a new policy that requires such recordings to be made public within 45 days of an officer-involved shooting.

LAPD Releases Video of Officer Shot at Point Blank Range During Traffic Stop

September 11, 2018
The Los Angeles Police Department has released video on YouTube from a July shooting at a traffic stop that left an officer with a gunshot wound to her leg. The agency released the 10-minute video under a new policy that requires such recordings to be made public within 45 days of an officer-involved shooting. More here. 

North Carolina Officer Shot in Back, Saved by Vest

June 17, 2018
Statesville Police Chief Joe Barone said that Officer Tyler Horn was struck in the back, but Horn’s body armor prevented serious injury.

Pennsylvania Officers Shot Responding to Kidnapping Call

June 13, 2018
Police went to the house around 10:45 p.m. after a woman told them that two of her teenage sons were possibly being held hostage there in connection with stolen drugs and money.

Border Patrol Agent Shot, Saved by Vest in Arizona

June 13, 2018
The agent was struck several times and apparently returned fire. The agent, a 21-year veteran of the Border Patrol and a trained paramedic, called for help through his car radio and bandaged himself until medical support could reach him, officials said.

Video: West Virginia Officer Shot in Burglary Recognized for Bravery

May 23, 2018
Patrolman E. Seth Johnson was responding to a burglary on Albert Street when the suspect shot him in the front upper torso which was protected by his Point Blank ballistic vest.

West Virginia Officer Shot in Burglary Recognized for Bravery

May 23, 2018
A Charleston, WV, police officer who was shot in the line of duty was recognized for his bravery Tuesday with an award from the company that makes the body armor that saved his life. Patrolman E. Seth Johnson received the Point Blank National SAVES Recognition Award. More Here.

4 Oklahoma Troopers Injured in Gunfight and Explosion Serving Warrant, Suspect Killed

May 11, 2018
Troopers said the building appeared to be wired with explosives and at least one detonated. The building was consumed by the fire. Troopers used a flash bang during the encounter, but they said it did not start the fire.

New Jersey Officers Praised for Not Shooting Back After One Shot During 2017 Warrant Service

May 4, 2018
Newark police executed a search warrant on a Goodwin Avenue home on Oct. 14, 2017. During the course of the investigation Detective Joe Soares was shot in the chest. His body armor saved his life.

Missouri Deputy Shot in Vest Serving Warrant, Suspect Found Dead After Standoff

February 26, 2018
Marshals Service said the suspect fired shots at the officers when they exited their vehicles. The officers then returned fire.

Video: North Carolina Officer Shot, Suspect Killed in Thursday Gunfight

February 16, 2018
Henderson police spokesman Lt. Chris Ball said the officer, whose name hasn't been released, was serving a narcotics search warrant at a residence.

North Carolina Officer Shot, Suspect Killed in Thursday Gunfight

February 16, 2018
Henderson police spokesman Lt. Chris Ball said the officer, whose name hasn't been released, was serving a narcotics search warrant at a residence. More Here.

DSM and Point Blank Enterprises to Recognize LEOs Saved by Alpha Elite Ballistics Vests

January 21, 2018
At SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas, DSM and Point Blank Enterprises will celebrate the success of Point Blank's Alpha Elite ballistics vests by recognizing seven law enforcement officers saved during 2017 line-of-duty shootings when their Alpha Elite vests stopped the threats faced.

Safariland Announces 2,000th Body Armor Save

December 18, 2017
On the night of the incident, Officer Pierce and her K-9 Lex were responding to a call regarding a suspect breaking into vehicles. As she arrived on scene, the suspect fled on a bicycle; Officer Pierce released her K-9, who immediately pursued and detained the suspect. As Officer Pierce closed in to take the suspect into custody, he produced a .45 caliber handgun and shot Pierce at close range directly in the chest, police report.
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