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NYPD Officer Shot, Saved by Armor

The officer was hit in his vest as officers arrived at the apartment shortly after 9 p.m. and the suspect fired through the door, the sources said. Another officer was grazed in the leg, police said.

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MN Officers Shot, Suspects Killed in Traffic Stop Gunfight

A short time later, at least one of the two people involved began shooting at the officers. One of the officers returned fire. The suspects and the deputy and officer were hit.

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Alabama Officer Shot, Saved by Body Armor

The suspect is wanted in Mississippi on an assault with a deadly weapon charge. Officers said the man was found to have been hit during the exchange of fire with officers and he has a non-life threatening injury.

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."

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.

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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.