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SC Officer Saved by Armor, Suspect Killed in Gunfight

“An exchange of gunfire occurred, during which a Charleston police officer was shot in the chest area and transported to the hospital,” Chief Luther Reynolds said. “That officer was wearing a ballistic vest."

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NYPD Officer Shot at Domestic, Saved by Armor

The 27-year-old officer was responding to a domestic dispute in Crown Heights just after 9 p.m. when the gunman opened fire, police sources said.

NV Deputy Shot, Wounded Fugitive Suspect Arrested at Scene

Sgt. John Lenz was shot twice in the chest and once in the face near the cheek. Police said body armor stopped the shots to the chest.

CT Officer Shot in Chest, Saved by Body Armor

Waterbury officers were taking a suspect in a stolen vehicle investigation into custody when they noticed two SUVs revving their engines and driving at a high speed towards the officers, police said. The SUVs, which later turned out to be stolen, crashed into several police cars.

Minnesota Officer Shot in Ambush, Saved by Armor

When they arrived, police say a shooter ambushed the officers by firing several rounds down from the third floor of the apartment complex to the parking lot. One of the officers was shot in the chest.

Massachusetts Trooper Shot in Hand, Suspects at Large

The round went through his hand and was stopped by the trooper's body armor, preventing additional injury.

Ohio Officer Recovering at Home After Being Shot at Traffic Stop

An officer with the Willowick (OH) Police Department is recovering at his home after being shot during a traffic stop on Friday night—his ballistic vest quite likely saved his life.

Florida Officer Shot, Saved by Body Armor

A 19-year Sheriff's Office veteran, the officer was a member of the SWAT team, which was helping U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents serve a high-risk warrant at the home, Sheriff Mike Williams said.

Florida Agency Releases Video of Officer Saved by Ballistic Vest

The Daytona Beach Police Department has released body-camera video of a fatal officer-involved shooting during which an officer was shot in the chest and saved by his ballistic vest.

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3 Maryland Officers Shot in Ambush While Responding to Call

Three officers with the Prince George's (MD) Police Department were fired upon as they responded to a call of a home invasion on Sunday evening.