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LAPD Station Shooting Update: Wounded Officer Not Wearing Vest


A man walked into an LAPD station and shot at two officers, wounding the male officer, who was not wearing a ballistic vest as previously reported. The alleged shooter has been identified. Read Full Story Here.

April 08, 2014
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Tags: LAPD, Police Officer Wounded, Assaults on Officers, Station Attacks


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Joe @ 4/8/2014 5:04 PM

How can you not wear your vest!?? That is standard protocol. You just never know when it's gonna happen. Wow! Hope for a speedy recovery.

Joe @ 4/8/2014 5:04 PM

How can you not wear your vest!?? That is standard protocol. You just never know when it's gonna happen. Wow! Hope for a speedy recovery.

Joe @ 4/8/2014 5:04 PM

How can you not wear your vest!?? That is standard protocol. You just never know when it's gonna happen. Wow! Hope for a speedy recovery.

Joe @ 4/8/2014 5:04 PM

How can you not wear your vest!?? That is standard protocol. You just never know when it's gonna happen. Wow! Hope for a speedy recovery.

Joe @ 4/8/2014 5:04 PM

How can you not wear your vest!?? That is standard protocol. You just never know when it's gonna happen. Wow! Hope for a speedy recovery.

Joe @ 4/8/2014 5:04 PM

How can you not wear your vest!?? That is standard protocol. You just never know when it's gonna happen. Wow! Hope for a speedy recovery.

Joe @ 4/8/2014 5:04 PM

How can you not wear your vest!?? That is standard protocol. You just never know when it's gonna happen. Wow! Hope for a speedy recovery.

Dave @ 4/9/2014 5:48 AM

I think we got your question Joe. 7 times though? I guess sometimes people make mistakes. Instead of throwing blame at one of the victims, I will just pray for a full recovery.

Dennis @ 4/9/2014 9:50 AM

it is not uncommon for members that are working within the station not to wear the vest do to most of the administrative procedures they provide within the station..

Dennis @ 4/9/2014 9:50 AM

it is not uncommon for members that are working within the station not to wear the vest do to most of the administrative procedures they provide within the station..

Dennis @ 4/9/2014 9:50 AM

it is not uncommon for members that are working within the station not to wear the vest do to most of the administrative procedures they provide within the station..

TERRY F. ZECH VAPD (RET) @ 4/9/2014 4:42 PM

That officer is very lucky to be alive and if he makes it through he will definitely face a disciplinary board for not following protocol. His female partner walked away he got carried out. Take care and stay safe out there wear your vests.

Joe @ 4/9/2014 6:06 PM

Vest will not stop those nasty 5.7s or 4.6 rounds. However most armor glass will. surprised no transparent booth for communication?

ftrnr @ 4/26/2014 5:12 AM

Sorry for the off base comment but yes, Joe, the STP plate in our armor will stop those rounds. Best wishes to all the recovering officers.

D. Edward @ 4/26/2014 1:59 PM

The current policy does not require an officer to wear body armor on duty. Working the front desk at the station is considered a low risk for getting shot. Many officers working inside the station will even carry their off duty sidearm. These two officers were fortunate that this suspect was a bad shot. At the short distance of this particular shooting, it would not be difficult for an experienced shooter to place rounds in the head.

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