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Louisiana Officer Shot—Body Armor Sends Ricocheting Bullet Safely Away

December 3, 2018
Sheriff Jay Russell said that the bullet struck the deputy in his body armor, then ricocheted into the back seat of the squad car. He said that the deputy should be okay.

Denver Broncos Players Donate $200,000 to Buy Protective Gear for First Responders

November 30, 2018
The kits includes body armor, a helmet and a wound trauma kit, all of which is meant to better the first responders' standard issue gear. The point is to protect against rifle fire.

Chicago Officer Shot During Foot Pursuit—Body Armor Stops Bullet

November 21, 2018
A Chicago police officer was shot in the vest after a suspect opened fire during a foot pursuit following a traffic stop on Tuesday morning.

Echelon Materials Working on Ballistic Fabric to Defeat Rifle Rounds

November 16, 2018
The fabric called TiTek uses a defeat mechanism that is cutting-edge, according to Echelon. It’s a patented fabric that weaves tiny, sharp-edged titanium discs into the plane of the fabric using the very Kevlar threads that comprise the fabric. These discs present their sharp edges to the incoming round and cut it to shreds as it passes.

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.

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.

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.

KDH Defense Systems Wins Prestigious DEA Contract

September 14, 2018
KDH Defense Systems Inc. has been awarded a competitive, multiple-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Contract for ballistic body armor from the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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.

Flying Cross Launches Dual Closure External Armor Vest Cover

August 17, 2018
Flying Cross has announced significant improvements to its Aeroshell Armor Cover, an external armor vest cover expertly designed with a zipper and Velcro dual adjustable side panel closure system.

U.S. Armor to be Featured on Tonight's “Whistleblowers” Documentary TV Show on CBS

August 17, 2018
The episode is titled “The Case Against Second Chance” and centers around “whistleblower” Dr. Aaron Westrick, a former director of research in charge of composite development and training at Second Chance.

Police Product Test: Propper Switch Vest

August 8, 2018

This modular body armor is designed for both tactical and patrol operations.

American Revolution Concealable Vest

July 13, 2018
The American Revolution concealable vest from Armor Express is designed to offer maximum comfort, breathability, and durability.

TacVent 2.0 with Velcro

July 11, 2018
The TacVent is designed to be placed between a concealable ballistic vest and undershirt to provide airflow. Now TacVent comes with Velcro to help it stay in place.

BulletSafe Ships Version 2.0 of Its Level IIIA Vest

June 27, 2018
The company says it now has Version 2.0 of the BulletSafe vest in stock and ready to ship in all sizes.

Hard Core PT

June 26, 2018
The new and innovative Hard Core PT exhibits a lightweight, low-profile architecture with fully adjustable shoulders and waist.

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.

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.

A Blueprint for Making Better Armor

May 3, 2018

The National Institute of Justice has proposed a much-needed revision to the terminology and testing procedures used for certifying vests and hard plates.

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