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Video: Gunfight Between Officers and VA Beach Gunman Lasted More Than 10 Minutes

Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera said the gunman opened fire on four of his officers immediately after they made contact with him on the second floor of the building and the exchange of fire between officers and the suspect was "double-digit minutes" long.

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Virginia Police Officer Saved by Ballistic Vest in Response to Tragic Active Shooter Event

An officer with the Virginia Beach Police Department was struck by gunfire while responding to an active shooter event at a municipal building that left 11 innocents dead on Friday afternoon. Six other people were wounded in the attack. The gunman was also reportedly killed during a gunfight with responding officers.

Tourniquet, Ballistic Vest Save Life of Oregon Officer After Being Shot

An officer with the Salem (OR) Police Department is recovering after being shot several times during a traffic stop on Tuesday night.

Mississippi Deputy Shot, Saved by Body Armor

The sheriff said Deputy Tatum played dead but that Vaught walked up to him and shot him several more times in the chest area. Dickerson estimated Tatum was shot three to eight times total with wounds in the chest area, an arm and a leg.

Ceramic Plate Saves Massachusetts Officer from Possibly Fatal Stab Wound

An officer with the Springfield (MA) Police Department is lucky to be alive after a suspect armed with an edged weapon attempted to stab him in the chest.

Michigan Man Fatally Shot After Allegedly Plotting 'Ambush' on Police

A Michigan shooting suspect was fatally shot Tuesday after he sought to "ambush" law enforcement officers at a plasma donation center, authorities said

New York Officer's Ballistic Vest Saves Him from Accidental Discharge

An officer with the Ellenville (NY) Police Department reportedly shot himself in his chest—the bullet was stopped by his body armor—as he attempted to flee from an attack by a rabid fox.

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Georgia Officer Shot, Saved by Vest While Investigating Marijuana Smell at Gas Station

Yother then approached the car and asked for ID. That's when the GBI said a woman in the passenger seat pulled a gun out of the glove box and shot him in the arm. That bullet ricocheted into his chest, where it hit his vest and his cellphone.

Louisiana Officer Shot—Body Armor Sends Ricocheting Bullet Safely Away

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.