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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.

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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.

Chicago Officer Shot During Foot Pursuit—Body Armor Stops Bullet

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.

Point Blank Prevails in Lawsuit Over Vest Suspension System

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.